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Six arrests after suspected drug deal goes wrong

The Local · 4 Jan 2012, 10:52

Published: 04 Jan 2012 10:52 GMT+01:00

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According to a report in Berlin’s B.Z. newspaper, one party was unhappy with a delivery, made in the relatively respectable district of Charlottenburg. After a shot was fired, all those involved sped off in four different cars.

Witnesses who called the police were able to note down the registration numbers of some of the cars, one of which was a conspicuous red BMW which the police were able to stop shortly afterwards. Its three occupants were arrested.

In the car, the police found packages of sugar, a substance often used to cut cocaine, but a test for the drug was negative. Police were not able to confirm speculation that the fight broke out over a drug deal.

The 38-year-old man who was injured by the shot drove himself to hospital, where he was also arrested. Two more men were arrested at the scene of the fight. Police are still looking for the gun.

“All the suspects refuse to talk about the causes of the fight,” a police spokesman said.

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14:53 January 4, 2012 by danclarkie
"A 38-year-old man who injured by the shot that drove himself to hospital"

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16:18 January 4, 2012 by danceswithgoats
This almost makes Berlin sound like a typical American big city on a slow day.
21:54 January 4, 2012 by Vargaz
Drugs are another scourge of all society just like extremist religion, the relentless pursuit of money, and brain-deadening television and by far, one of the deadliest. Here is the news story American neighbors love to read: 12 DEAD IN DRUG HOUSE SHOOTOUT...API...12 people are dead after a drug dispute ensued at a private home in a quiet neighborhood. 6 members each of Cerebros Muertos and Los Imbeciles, two gangs linked to wholesale drug trafficking opened fire on each other with automatic weapons. All were killed. The police found two kilos of cocaine at the site. Several neighbors who heard the gunfight and called 911 all agreed on one thing "When these drug dealer scum kill each other off and hurt no one else, IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT!"
20:52 January 6, 2012 by MichaelMolenaar
This is one of the many detrimental effects of a marketplace that is forced underground.
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