Germany hunting 182 fugitive neo-Nazis

AP News
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 10:23 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say 182 wanted neo-Nazis are currently at large in Germany.

Germany's Interior Ministry published the figure after opposition lawmakers asked for the number of fugitives with "far-right political motivations."

Charges include displaying neo-Nazi symbols and incitement, but also drug possession and driving violations.

Authorities' ability to hunt down wanted extremists has been called into question since it emerged two years ago that a trio of neo-Nazis were able to carry out 10 suspected murders while on the run from police between 1998 and 2011.

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The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the number of far-right fugitives stood at 266 in November but many have since been apprehended or had their arrest warrants canceled.

Germany is currently seeking some 140,000 people overall on outstanding arrest warrants.