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Berlin (dpa / bb) - A 27-year-old Berliner is said to have traded in fake vaccination passports.

Drugs, counterfeit money and a blank gun were also found in his apartment.

After he offered the passports to civilian police officers for sale, they arrested him in the Lichterfelde district, the police said on Thursday.

The suspect is said to have offered international vaccination certificates and vaccines for sale in a messenger service.

The man carried ten vaccination books with him on Tuesday afternoon.

When his home was searched, another 46 vaccination books and 33 vaccination stickers were found.

In addition, the emergency services had confiscated almost one kilogram of amphetamines, 20 grams of cocaine, almost one and a half liters of anabolic steroids, ten thousand euros of alleged trade proceeds, a blank gun and several thousand euros of counterfeit money.

When asked, a police spokesman could not say whether the vaccination cards contained falsified confirmations for corona vaccinations.

Most recently, blank vaccination books with such entries appeared in other federal states.

The public prosecutor's office and the Berlin State Criminal Police Office have started the investigation.

Forging a document is a criminal offense.

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