An Afghan crime boss who was deported from Germany in 2017 has explicitly threatened the lives of German police officers, claiming that he has a small army of soon-to-be deported Afghans that he could incite against them.
Sanger Ahmadi, the leader of the “Lions-Cartel” gang, was deported to Afghanistan in 2017 after German police linked him to 30 crimes that had been carried out in five federal states. Earlier this week, in a video uploaded to the internet, 35-year-old Ahmadi threatened the lives of Frankfurt and SEK police officers – a threat German authorities are taking quite seriously, the news portal FOCUS Online reports.
“I have enough Afghans in Frankfurt and the surrounding area who are on the deportation list. And they are ready for anything,” Ahmadi began, adding: “If you continue to piss us off, then I will make sure that I have 100 Afghans who are on the deportation list incited against you.”
Responding to Ahmadi’s video, Federal Chairman of the German Police Union Rainer Wendt said, “The police must protect their officers without fail against such threats,” adding that the statements against his colleagues are “a shame for the German state and torture for the police and their families.”
Christian Social Union (CSU) MP Stephan Mayer called Ahmadi’s threats “highly disgusting and repulsive.”
Before Ahmadi’s deportation in 2017, Green Party MEP Claudia Roth wrote a letter to then-Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, asking him to refrain from deporting Ahmadi and thirteen other Afghans. In the letter, she wrote: “The deportations to Afghanistan are in clear contradiction to our humanitarian responsibility to protect.”
In a press release published earlier this week, deputy chairwoman of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) parliamentary group Beatrix Von Storch excoriated Roth for seeking to block Ahmadi’s deportation, writing that “Once again, it is confirmed that Claudia Roth shows great sympathy for Islamist criminals… What is new, however, is her attempt to prevent the deportation of an underworld boss who has now threatened German police officers by video with death. Enough is enough: there is no more room for Claudia Roth in the new Bundestag Presidium.”
Threats of violence and acts of violence carried out by migrants against German police officers are not a particularly new phenomenon.
In 2018, a mob of 150 African migrants attacked police vehicles in the small town of Ellwangen, between Nuremberg and Stuttgart, to prevent the deportation of a Togolese man. As a result of the attack and additional threats of violence, which occurred outside the town’s local migration reception center, police were forced to abandon their plans to deport the man.
In the same year, FOCUS Online reported that Berlin was in the process of becoming a stronghold for Arab organized crime gangs, which over the past several years have increased their market share of the city’s highly lucrative drug and prostitution trade considerably, becoming increasingly brazen in the process. To discredit police officers, crime families have started spreading rumors about specific officers, saying that they’ve been visiting prostitutes and were being given free sex.