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A ton of cannabis seized by customs in New Aquitaine


Last week, a truck driver was arrested south of Poitiers while carrying a ton of weed and cannabis resin in his trunk.

Le Figaro Bordeaux

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This customs squad from La Rochelle got up early to intercept this trafficker.

Checked on the RN10 south of Poitiers (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) at 5 a.m. on January 20, a truck driver was arrested with 755.5 kilos of resin and 45 kilos of herbal cannabis in his trunk, packaged in 23 Moroccan suitcases and five large sports bags.

Registered in Spain, this Portuguese man in his forties had hidden his loot behind the shower walls he was also carrying.

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We manage to make this kind of big seizures twice a year, it's really nice, especially in this place

", declares with "


" to


Gisèle Clément, regional director of customs of Poitiers.

While one out of two checks is positive near the Spanish border, stopping these convoys in New Aquitaine is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

That day, the seven customs officers on site had no prior information.

It is from experience that they had chosen to control this truck driver who has since been placed in pre-trial detention at the request of the Poitiers prosecutor's office.

The specialized interregional jurisdiction (JIRS) of Rennes took up the case.

256 kilos of herbal cannabis intercepted by the Hendaye brigade

That day, the customs officers of New Aquitaine definitely had a flair.

In the evening, the Hendaye brigade also checked two Spanish drivers who were traveling with 256 kilos of herbal cannabis.

Merchandise that had been concealed in 20 pellet storage bags.


A significant and substantial decision which is not exceptional either

", underlines Bertrand Bernard, head of the economic action center of Bayonne customs, the day after the revelation of the affair.

The two arrested drivers were handed over to the anti-narcotics office (Ofast) of the Bayonne police.

Source: lefigaro

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