Investigators in Schleswig-Holstein took action against child pornography with searches.

So far there is no evidence that the 27 suspects between the ages of 17 and 61 are connected to each other, police and public prosecutors said on Friday in Kiel.

The group is said to have independently owned and distributed child pornography.

27 objects in the Segeberg and Plön districts were searched on Thursday.

The investigators confiscated numerous data carriers, which are now to be evaluated.

In addition, it is checked whether and to whom the material was distributed further.

There is no evidence that the suspects produced the data themselves and thus actively abused children.

Investigators found an indoor plantation in a fifty-two-year-old man and confiscated five kilograms of marijuana.

All suspects are at large.

Overall, the numbers of possession and procurement of child pornography increased due to increased controls in the country.

In 2021, 459 cases in this area were reported in Schleswig-Holstein.

394 of them could be cleared up.

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