The dpa news agency reported that prosecutors in Duisburg said Thursday the five include two police officers and an employee of Wesseling, a town outside Cologne. They are being investigated on suspicion of breaching official secrecy laws. Prosecutors declined to elaborate on the type of information that was allegedly leaked.
The disclosure came a day after police in four European countries arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters in a series of carefully coordinated raids. Those detained, who included 14 in Germany, allegedly work for the Italian 'ndrangheta criminal network that prosecutors say traffics in cocaine and launders money on a global scale.
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