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Police paid snitches in drugs

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16:55 CET+01:00
Six police officers in the northern German city of Bremen are being investigated for giving illegal drugs to informants as payment. The officers are believed to have provided marijuana and hashish to snitches on multiple occasions from 2003 to 2007 in return for information, the Bremen public prosecutor's office announced on Wednesday.

One informer was allegedly asked to give a dealer 500 grams of marijuana. The dealer was later arrested by police.

Officials searched the suspected officers' homes and offices on Tuesday. The investigation turned up narcotics, an illegal handgun and more than 50 rounds of ammunition.

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