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Neo-Nazi gang busted in Bialystok

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John Beauchamp 24.07.2014 12:42
A criminal Neo-Nazi gang numbering 14 members has been taken into custody by police in the north-eastern city of Bialystok.

Police arrest a member of a Neo-Nazi gang in Bialystok on 27.04.2014 Photo: policja.pl

The arrests come as officers from the Central Investigation Bureau and functionaries from Bialystok police stormed 31 apartments and homes across the north-eastern Podlaskie region on Thursday morning.

According to unofficial information obtained by the Polish Press Agency, the group may be responsible for a number of arson attacks on apartments owned by foreigners in the city last year.

Police found firearms, ammunition, amphetamines, marijuana and a few thousand anabolic steroid pills during the raids.

Police found drugs, guns, ammunition and Neo-Nazi materials during a raid on 31 homes in the Podlasie region on Thursday, 24.07.2014 Photo: policja.pl

Police “also found items containing Nazi contents and symbols,” police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski informed, adding that two marijuana plantations had also been seized.

“The majority of the group’s members were people linked to the Nazi-skinhead subculture,” spokesman of the Appellate Prosecution in Warsaw, Zbigniew Jaskolski said, adding that “items were found which promote fascist and Nazi ideology, unequivocally demonstrating the views of the accosted parties.”

Members of the group may be liable to 10 years in prison if found guilty. (jb)

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