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Police swoop on "criminal families" in Berlin

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Police swoop on "criminal families" in Berlin

Police swoop on "criminal families" in Berlin
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Eight people have been arrested in Berlin as part of an investigation into a suspected network of criminal families.

Police carried out 16 dawn raids across the German capital in connection with a series of crimes including robbery and incitement to kill.

220 police officers were involved, including 60 members of a special task force known as the SEK.

Officials say the suspects are from large families of ethnic Arab origin.