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Over 1,900 Berlin police conduct human trafficking raids

August 21, 2019
FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, customs officials take a worker from a construction site to a hearing in Berlin, Germany. More than 1,900 police officers are searching premises in the German capital today in connection with human trafficking. The Berlin prosecutor’s office tweeted Wednesday morning that federal police officers are searching more than 100 homes and businesses all over the city. (Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa via AP)
FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, customs officials take a worker from a construction site to a hearing in Berlin, Germany. More than 1,900 police officers are searching premises in the German capital today in connection with human trafficking. The Berlin prosecutor’s office tweeted Wednesday morning that federal police officers are searching more than 100 homes and businesses all over the city. (Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,900 police officers are searching premises in the German capital in connection with a human trafficking investigation.

The Berlin prosecutor’s office tweeted Wednesday morning that federal police officers are searching more than 100 homes and businesses all over the city.

The prosecutor’s office said the raids are based on allegations of human trafficking for work exploitation and organized trafficking of foreigners to work in construction.

The office said it could not give any further details because the raids were still taking place.