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Drug trafficking: in Nice, the distress of the inhabitants of the Moulins district heard by the authorities


They were more than 200, Thursday at the end of the day, to participate in a public meeting on the theme of insecurity in the presence of Christian Estrosi, the prefect and the public prosecutor.

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The opportunities to see the mayor, the prefect and the public prosecutor united in front of an assembly on edge are rather rare.

A historic meeting


“, noted Christian Estrosi, Thursday evening, in the crowded gymnasium of the sports complex of Moulins, located west of Nice.

In fact, some 200 inhabitants of this former district of Republican reconquest came to participate in a public meeting on the theme of insecurity.

Supported by the representatives of the State and of Justice, the city councilor first of all made every effort to recall his commitment to the fight against drug trafficking, a real scourge in Les Moulins.

Supporting figures, he notably praised the increase in the dismantling of deal points in recent years.

"Plus 10% last year

," he noted, before being booed by part of the assembly, unconvinced.

Not destabilized, however, the latter then pointed to the upcoming creation at Les Moulins of

“a decentralized branch”

of the police station which must be delivered by 2025 in Saint-Roch, on the other side of the city. .

“Besides, we have already, for a few weeks,

, he insisted, defusing the remarks around the insufficient presence of the workforce in the district.

On Tuesday, Christian Estrosi had also asked the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, to inform him of his desire to see the opening of an administrative detention center in Nice in one of the buildings of the city.

A request accompanied by a reinforcement of the border police.

Objective: to compensate for the increase in the number of people in an irregular situation and to facilitate expulsions.



, would contribute to the fight against drug trafficking.

"Because these illegals are the first relays of drug traffickers, especially in this district,"

said the mayor to his constituents, impatient to be able to express themselves.

Consequent police and judicial action

Before, Bernard Gonzales, the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, wanted to recall his full mobilization in the fight against trafficking and crime in the sector.

“What is happening in your neighborhood is serious.

We are aware of your fears, your concerns.

With the national and municipal police, with the CRS, we are working tirelessly to improve this situation.

But there are also those you don't see who work day and night.

Judicial police, plainclothes personnel, etc.

We must carry out our daily missions by working in depth

, ”he said, insisting on the need to forge a solid link between the police and the population.

“You have to help us”

, he hammered.

From the back of the gymnasium, some residents immediately replied that they wanted "




“But they are destroyed, or neutralized,

he replied.

And then, when you have young people with masks, balaclavas or caps, the cameras are no longer really useful.

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And Xavier Bonhomme, the public prosecutor of Nice to support:

“We are 17 magistrates of the parquet floor in Nice and we treat each year nearly 55,000 procedures, here is the situation in which we find ourselves.

Despite this, as soon as I arrived at the end of 2019, I wanted to set up a local crime treatment group to fight against narcotics.

Even if you do not perceive the results of this action, they are rather positive.

In less than three years, nearly 1,000 traffickers have been tried in immediate appearance.

“Judgments which resulted in heavy prison sentences for a total of 1500 years.

This means that the legal action is far from negligible”,

welcomed the magistrate.

We are 17 public prosecutors in Nice and we deal with nearly 55,000 procedures each year, this is the situation in which we find ourselves.

Xavier Bonhomme, public prosecutor of Nice

After the time of speeches, that of grievances.

Almost all have gone in the same direction: the situation at Les Moulins is deteriorating from year to year.

Violence, assaults, nuisances of all kinds, open-air trafficking, shootings...

“Dealers are like prostitutes.

They hang around and ask us if we want a dose

, “lamented a sixty-year-old, living in the neighborhood for several decades.

“I am satisfied that the politicians are moving towards us but I have to tell you that the phenomenon has increased by 10, even 100 in the last 30 years”,

he continued.

"I was sold dreams when I took my apartment, as a result I'm living in hell.

My 8 year old daughter witnessed a shooting


another resident protested.

I welcome a Ukrainian to my home, well the first word he learned was “your race


A new appointment set in a month

Cap screwed on the head, a man claiming to be of Chechen origin and who would have lived

“two wars”,

certified that he had

“never been so afraid as here”.

For several tens of minutes, calls for help, interspersed with cries of anger and fatalistic testimonies, followed one another under the attentive ear of the mayor and the two representatives of Justice and the State.

But also Anthony Borré, first deputy delegate for Security, Jérôme Marcenac, director of the municipal police or even Christelle d'Intorni, deputy for the 5th district of the Alpes-Maritimes, close to Éric Ciotti.

After the observation, some residents and association representatives have shared solutions which, according to them, could stem the scourge of insecurity and traffic in the district.

Some have called for more police, others for mediators, businesses to revive economic activity, etc.

“We have to attack consumers because they are the real offenders


chided a young woman again, to thunderous applause.

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"You have the right to demand that each of us act to provide solutions, but you must also do your part",

noted the mayor, inviting his constituents to


and to be

"citizens participatory”


“As parents, when a kid comes home in the evening with a pair of shoes that you wonder how he paid for, you have to ask him for an explanation.

Knowing how to live up to education is one of the things for which everyone must take their share of responsibility.

, he hammered.

As a challenge launched to himself and to the authorities, Christian Estrosi finally put an end to the meeting by proposing that the assembly meet next month to take stock of the actions that will have been carried out by then in the neighborhood.

Source: lefigaro

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