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Forgery Ring Broken Up, Two Arrested, German Police Say

German police said they arrested two people and raided 28 premises to bust an international ring that forged paintings and sold them as the work of Russian avant-garde artists including Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky.

Police officers in Wiesbaden, Mainz, Stuttgart, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne searched apartments, business premises, depots and art galleries and seized more than 1,000 items, a statement from the Federal Criminal Police Office said.