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Cannabis and cocaine trafficking between France and Belgium: seven individuals imprisoned

2021-12-03T23:09:28.679Z

Six individuals were detained and a seventh was imprisoned in Belgium, following an operation by the gendarmes and the ...



Six individuals were taken into custody and a seventh was imprisoned in Belgium, following an operation by the Belgian gendarmes and security forces on Tuesday against

"structured trafficking"

between the two countries, we have learned Friday, December 3 from the prosecutor's office in Laval.

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The operation, carried out

"in cooperation with the Belgian internal security forces, within the framework of European legal assistance"

, was carried out with the support of the gendarmes of Mayenne, and of the GIGN branch of Nantes,

" engaging 80 gendarmes ”

, indicated the prosecutor of the Republic of Laval Céline Maigne in a press release. It allowed

"the arrest in Mayenne and Belgium

(Tuesday)

of 7 individuals implicated in this structured trafficking in cannabis and cocaine,"

said the magistrate. A handgun, 350 g of cocaine, clothing and vehicles, as well as large sums of money were seized.

"Aged 26 to 42, six of them were brought before the investigating magistrate at the end of their police custody

(Thursday and Friday)

, indicted and placed in detention"

, a added the prosecutor.

"The seventh was served with a European arrest warrant and was imprisoned in Belgium"

, underlined the prosecutor of Laval who specifies that, three of the accused have already been sentenced for drug trafficking.

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The Laval prosecutor's office specifies that a preliminary investigation had been opened in October 2020, as well as a judicial information in December 2020 of

"the heads of acquisition, possession, offer or disposal, transport of narcotics, as well as laundering of the proceeds of these offenses. "

.

The arrests were made at the end of investigations carried out under the direction of the examining magistrate and entrusted to the research section (SR) of the Angers gendarmerie and to the interministerial research group (GIR) of Nantes.

Source: lefigaro

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