It is a very mysterious case which the police officers of the Paris criminal brigade are investigating. On the night of July 23 to 24, investigators questioned two men traveling in a stolen vehicle in Créteil (Val-de-Marne). On them, they find several firearms. The two suspects were apparently preparing a murder plan.
In police custody, the two 28 and 25-year-old suspects reveal their identities: they both say they are assigned to the “action service” of the very confidential Directorate General for External Security (DGSE). A prestigious service attached to the Ministry of Defense, responsible in particular for clandestine operations abroad, immortalized in the series Le Bureau des Légendes . According to our information, the two men, status soldiers, are more exactly attached to the specialized parachute training center of Saran (Loiret) of the DGSE.
A third suspect arrested on July 26
The duo are believed to have wanted to eliminate a target but not as part of their duties. "It is an attempt to settle accounts private and failed, on a private victim, by two agents who have launched solo," said a source close to the investigation. Nothing has filtered out on their specific project at this point. But the two agents were indicted for "attempted murder in an organized gang", "concealment in an organized gang of theft, transport, acquisition, possession of category B weapons in a meeting" and "criminal association in sight. of the commission of these crimes and misdemeanors punishable by 10 years of imprisonment ”, as confirmed by the Paris prosecutor's office.
A third suspect was arrested on July 26 and was indicted on the same counts. The trio were remanded in custody, in accordance with the prosecution's requisitions. The pursuit of the investigation was entrusted to the anti-terrorism section (SAT) of the criminal squad, empowered to investigate agents stamped secret-defense.