Berlin (dpa) - Hundreds of forces in Berlin and Brandenburg have been working against criminal gangs in a major raid since the morning.

A police spokesman said it was being investigated for serious robbery and illegal arms and cocaine trafficking in several districts and in the Dahme-Spreewald district. Under the direction of the State Criminal Police Office and the Public Prosecutor's Office, 400 emergency personnel search apartments and business premises. They are supported by the special unit GSG 9 of the Federal Police.

An object is being examined in Brandenburg. In Berlin, the investigators are in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Neukölln, Pankow, Reinickendorf and Spandau on duty. Initially, the «BZ» reported.

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Report of the BZ