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German Police Arrest Illegal Chinese Immigrants

German Border Police this week arrested eight Chinese nationals suspected of being members of a smuggling group during a raid in four German states. According to information released by the state prosecution in the city of Bochum, the authorities have been on the heels of the alleged international human smuggling ring since April. The gang is believed to have smuggled Chinese nationals for €10,000 ($12,05 million) to Germany via Russia, the Czech Republic and Ukraine. Some were temporarily housed in apartments in Germany before being smuggled further to England, France and Italy. On Tuesday, a border police force in the cities of Reutlingen and Göttingen stopped two cars crammed with 13 Chinese citizens and temporarily arrested them.