Berlin dpa - Order by phone call or SMS, fast delivery to the desired address, reliable, no credit cards. But pizza or beer is not delivered - illegal cocaine comes discretely and directly by car. On Berlin's streets are probably more and more so-called coke taxis on the way. Now the Berlin police have this drug trafficking in focus. Since May, an extra statistics on "Btm delivery service" in illegal trade in cocaine. By October 1 alone, 35 investigations into the cocaine delivery service had been initiated, the police said on Monday. Previously, the RBB had reported. A student from Berlin who does not want to give his name says that someone always has a number to order. He also experienced that business cards were distributed in front of bars. He did not even get that, says the year-old.
Berlin: A park keeper and the dealers
When I get out of the U8 train at Berlin's Kottbusser Tor station at 5 AM on a Thursday, three men dressed in rags raise their beer bottles to greet me. They don't answer but grin at me with the few remaining teeth they have. The sun is rising over Kotti as the area is affectionately called in German , reflecting on the satellite dishes and the windows of the surrounding kebab joints and bars. There are hardly any people in the square—it's basically me and a guy manning a hour vegetable stand. But the rubbish from last night that's still lying on the street tells stories: Someone spent the evening with a needle and a Capri Sun juice box for company; a few feet away is an installation made from an empty sparkling wine bottle and a mini bottle of chardonnay. Additionally, I count 17 empty vodka bottles; the brands are so cheap that I don't even recognize them from my days as a student. The street cleaner, who begins sweeping everything up just before 6 AM, merely says: "It's dirty here. But for further inquiries, you have to turn to the mayor's public relations office.
It never really stops. The traditionally left-wing Kreuzberg neighbourhood has long had a reputation for allowing dealers, locals and police to co-exist in relative peace — but before long what started off as a minor irritation was beginning to take a pretty terrifying turn. Suddenly aware of what was happening, he made a dash for me grabbing my arm and removing me from the group but not before one of the dealers was able to take both his watch and wallet. Obviously, we just ran. In November, two teenage hash dealers were badly injured in a stabbing incident outside a local shisha bar after its owner complained about them standing outside his premises. The bar was later attacked and wrecked by men known to the dealers. An upmarket local restaurant called Edelweiss was recently torched when he complained about bookings being cancelled because of the number of dealers in the area. They are attempting to take matters into their own hands which is why you keep hearing reports of violence and many shop keepers are now keeping weapons behind their tills.
March 4 is shaping up to be another gray and dreary winter day in Herzfelde, Germany. All is silent and still. The temperature is close to freezing and the town has just received a dusting of fresh snow. Police officers spill out. They bust down doors, canvas the area with sniffer dogs and begin tearing apart a VW bus and a Chevy Camaro. The authorities find There are also micro scales, plastic vials and a shoebox full of cash. All an hour's drive east of Berlin. At a gas station near the edge of town, they apprehend the man behind the illicit operation.