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CDU politician arrested for alleged heroin smuggling

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CDU politician arrested for alleged heroin smuggling
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13:30 CET+01:00
A Christian Democrat Union politician has been arrested for smuggling heroin, party colleagues confirmed on Saturday.

The 40-year-old candidate for a local council in Neckarsulm in Baden-Württemberg was arrested after police found 80 grams of heroin mixture packed up and ready to sell, as well as more than €5,000 in cash.

“This has hit us out of the blue. I am stunned and furious," Thomas Strobl, secretary general for the party in Baden-Württemberg said. “If there is anything to these accusations, it would be clever of him to clearly distance himself from his political candidature.”

The police would not comment officially but sources say the CDU man and a younger man were arrested, accused of smuggling drugs from Holland to Germany.

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