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Crack: 107 arrests in Paris since the beginning of the year

2022-03-25T18:05:08.784Z

A "poor man's cocaine" dealer was arrested again on Thursday. The trend is accelerating.



The figure gives a (small) insight into the extent of the crack problem in Paris.

According to our information, since the beginning of 2022, 75 cases related to this drug have been handled in Paris, with 107 people arrested, including 52 for trafficking, largely in the north-eastern districts of the city.

A sign that the trend is accelerating, over the whole of 2021, 388 traffickers had been arrested, as well as 419 consumers, according to figures from the Prefecture of Police.

Estimates of the number of regular consumers in Paris vary, depending on the sources, between a few hundred and several thousand individuals.

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A third of the arrests relate to events that occurred in the areas of Stalingrad, Jardins d'Eole or Porte de la Villette (19th arrondissement) alone.

About 900 grams of crack were seized, as well as nearly 130,000 euros in criminal assets, and three "

crack kitchens

" dismantled.

The area is indeed endemic, with crack addicts left to their own devices due to government inaction.

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On Thursday, a dealer was arrested following several transactions around Place Auguste Baron (19th century), where Parisian crack addicts have been massing for six months.

After a flagrante delicto, which made it possible to arrest the buyer, the seller was arrested at La Barre d'Ormesson, in Val-de-Marne.

Police sources affirm that in the context of the constitution of the judicial file, the observation of a "

repetition of facts

" is often necessary to obtain a criminal response.

After being placed in police custody, several thousand euros were then discovered at his home, three crack cakes as well as the usual equipment for processing "

poor man's cocaine

".

Source: lefigaro

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