While they were only supposed to stay a few weeks after being dislodged from the surroundings of the Eole park, the crack users are still in Place Auguste-Baron.
Their presence on this piece of land on the northeast border of Paris, in the 19th arrondissement, inevitably attracts dealers.
Enough to encourage the police to set up recurring surveillance systems.
One of them just paid off.
Monday evening, the anti-crime brigade goes there at 10:30 p.m.
Its members then spot a seller busy carrying out several transactions.
Once its mode of operation has been identified, after midnight, three crews are then called upon to carry out arrests.
Several men are arrested, not without a bit of commotion.
One of them, trying to flee, indeed found himself on the nearby ring road.
He was eventually intercepted by police on motorcycles, without incident.
The seller, a homeless in an irregular situation in the territory, was placed in police custody.
On him, banknotes and small change were found.
“The characteristic sign of crack trafficking”, also nicknamed the poor man's drug, underlines a source close to the investigation.
Stones in the possession of consumers were also seized.
A case that proves that the consumption, but also the sale of narcotics, takes place on this "camp".
“But also that we are present to keep the premises under surveillance”, resume this source close to the investigation.