Miri-Clan

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Miri clan
Founding locationBremen
Years active1990s-present
TerritoryGermany, Lebanon
EthnicityKurdish
Criminal activitiesDrug trafficking, armed robbery, Arms trafficking, Assault, extortion, fraud, money laundering, murder, kidnapping, prostitution
AlliesAl-Zein Clan, Harb-Clan, Mongols MC, Ali-Khan-Clan
RivalsHells Angels

The Miri-Clan is a Mhallami-Kurdish criminal organisation based in Europe. The clan consists of about 35 extended families who arrived in Germany in the 1980s as refugees from Lebanon. They are particularly prominent in Germany, where they have around 3,600 members.[1][2] For years Ibrahim Miri was the boss of the Miri-Clan. He was deported to Lebanon in 2019.

The Miri-Clan intermarry with other clan members, like other extended families or clans in the Muslim World according to German researcher Ralph Ghadban [de].[3]

They are active in all of Lower Saxony. The crime gang does not recognise the authority of police nor the justice system in general and since 2012 have increasingly threatened officials.[2] It is estimated that, in the city of Bremen alone, the group makes approximately €50 million each year from drug-related crime.[4]

The Mhallami gangs are particularly active in Hannover, Hildesheim, Stade, Achim, Wilhemshaven, Peine, Göttingen, Osnabrück, Braunschweig, Salzgitter, Hameln, Lüneburg and Delmenhorst.

They run the Mongols Motorcycle Club in Germany, and have challenged the Hells Angels. The Hells Angels president offered them €250,000 to join him.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neue Achse des Bösen in Bremen: Verbrecher-Clan Miri baut Drogengeschäfte mit Rockerbande Mongols aus - Bremen" (in German). Bild.de. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  2. ^ a b Online, FOCUS. "Großfamilie verdrängt Rocker aus kriminellem Milieu". FOCUS Online (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  3. ^ derwesten.de, DerWesten- (2018-11-13). "Clan-Kriminalität im Ruhrgebiet – Experte packt aus: „Deutschland ist für sie eine Beutegesellschaft"". www.derwesten.de. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  4. ^ "Libanesischer Clan: So viel kassieren Miris vom Staat - Bremen" (in German). Bild.de. 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  5. ^ Diehl, Jörg; Fröhlingsdorf, Michael (2010-10-20). "Kurds vs. Hells Angels: Biker War Looms in Bremen - SPIEGEL ONLINE". Spiegel Online. Spiegel.de. Retrieved 2012-07-03.