Weekly newspaper “Zündlumpen”: Police searched several apartments

Munich – Search of the makers of the left-wing extremist weekly “Zündlumpen”, which was discontinued at the end of 2021.

The Bavarian Central Office for Combating Extremism and Terrorism (ZET) at the Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office searched a total of seven objects on April 26.

The suspicion: founding and membership in a criminal organization against several suspects. They are said to have published a publication with left-wing extremist content for years and not only called for serious crimes, but also reported regularly glorifying such crimes.

These included the setting fire to radio masts, police vehicles, data cables and an arson attack on a cable duct, which in May 2021 in the east of Munich led to power outages and damage worth millions.

The starting point of the proceedings were extensive investigations by Commissariat 43 of Munich Police Headquarters (politically left-motivated crime) against a woman (27) and two men (27, 28).

Task forces from the Munich police headquarters searched the objects at the same time. Among them were the suspects’ apartments and several rented basement rooms in the city and in the district of Munich.

Hundreds of pieces of evidence were found and seized. These items, including several printing presses, printing supplies and printer devices, were removed using two trucks and several cars.

In addition, numerous printed works, mobile phones, SIM cards, digital storage media and computers were secured. The evaluation and the forensic investigation are currently ongoing.

Various amounts of different narcotics were also found on three objects.

Two of the suspects (the 28-year-old and the 27-year-old) were found in the respective search objects and taken to the Munich police headquarters for further processing.

They were released after the completion of the criminal investigation. The investigations are ongoing.


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