BERLIN -- Stuttgart police say they have conducted a series of raids on the homes of far-right extremists who oppose immigration and want all foreigners expelled from Germany.
Police said Wednesday's raids were part of a long-term investigation that began in March and had nothing to do with last week's shooting rampage in Norway.
Police say the 18 members of the group, between the ages 17 and 49, being targeted in the raids are suspected of forming a criminal organization.
In 21 separate Stuttgart-area raids, authorities say they found a pistol, ammunition, knives and right-wing propaganda material, as well as a small amount of marijuana.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.