The situation around the country’s primary reception facility for asylum seekers in Suhl is becoming critical. It’s a case of drug trafficking, extortion, theft.
What’s going on in the accommodation on the Friedberg? Up to 500 refugees, Afghans, Eritreans, Syrians live in the shelter. And apparently they are taking their toll on the city and the police.
In fact, the number of police operations rose to 41 between February and April. According to the Ministry of the Interior, there were only 19 in the same period last year. 133 criminal charges were filed against 121 suspects during this period, including for assault, threat and residence offences.
The most recent incident was in April when 50 residents provoked a large-scale deployment, rioted and attacked each other with slats and iron bars.
According to Jürgen Hoffmann, regional head of the German Police Union (DPolG), this is only the tip of the iceberg: “There are now incidents every day, more and more in the city districts and the surrounding area. It can’t go on like this.” The officials felt more and more abandoned.
The officials felt more and more abandoned. Some residents of the shelter for asylum seekers were becoming more and more brazen, not taking the police officers seriously any more. He knows of no other facility where disturbances are so frequent.