Over 1,900 Berlin police conduct human trafficking raids

BERLIN (AP) — Over 1,900 police officers searched premises in the German capital in connection with a human trafficking investigation.

The Berlin prosecutor’s office tweeted yesterday morning that federal police officers searched more than 100 homes and businesses all over the city.

The prosecutor’s office said the raids are based on allegations of human trafficking for work exploitation and organised trafficking of foreigners to work in construction.

The office said it could not give any further details because the raids were continuing.

Customs officials take a worker from a construction site to a hearing in Berlin, Germany. – PHOTO: AP