German police set up 'migrant crime team' after rise in offences by asylum seekers
- GERMAN police have set up a 'migrant crime team' aimed at combatting the rise in robberies, violent and sexual crimes perpetrated by migrants.
The specialist unit has been introduced in the town of Bietigheim-Bissingen, 14 miles south of Stuttgart, and will focus on combatting crimes involving asylum seekers.
The team has already secured three arrests and will now work with prosecutors to speed up deportation.
The unit has arrested an Algerian, Moroccan and Somalian and officers are currently searching for a Georgian national, local paper Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitzung reports.
All of the individuals arrested are suspected of adding to their asylum allowance with money made from stealing electrical goods from local people's homes.
Ludwigsburg police chief Frank Rebholz said: "We are concerned with intervening as early as possible in serious cases, anticipating emerging criminal structures, and working with judicial and immigration authorities to develop a comprehensive basis for decisions."
The team was set up in response to rising levels of migrant crime with officers specifically targeting offenders from North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans.(Excerpt) Read more at: express.co.uk ...
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