Austrian police say arrest neo-Nazi gang members
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police have arrested 10 suspected members of a neo-Nazi crime gang accused of arson attacks, weapons and drugs dealing, illegal prostitution, assault and other crimes.
Police said on Thursday the gang maintained a reign of terror for years over red light districts in Upper Austria, costing businesses at least 3.5 million euros ($4.6 million).
Nazi symbols were found at the group's headquarters in the Voecklabruck district, the Austria Press Agency reported.
Austria, which was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938, has banned neo-Nazi organizations in its constitution.
Police said the gang's suspected crimes included the kidnapping and abuse of a brothel manager and an arson attack on a sauna club in Vienna that caused 2.5 million euros' worth of damage.
They said they had questioned more than 80 people in connection with their investigations, which were continuing.
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(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Jon Hemming)