The district of republican reconquest Pissevin, in Nîmes, epicenter of violence against a background of drug trafficking in this city where several shootings have been recorded in recent months, continues to be the scene of clashes between criminals and police. Le Figaro learned from a police source that a former detainee, who had escaped from prison, was painfully arrested by the police on the night of Thursday to Friday.
The police intervened rue Daumier, shortly before 1am that night, alerted by witnesses. Armed people were "screening" passers-by to protect a deal point. Seeing the police, two people fled when the officers arrived, disposing of a phone and a loaded pistol.
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Among them was Mehdi M., already unfavourably known to the police since the man had been detained for threatening with weapons when he had already protected another point of deal. He escaped from prison on December 21, 2022, and was wanted by the police: the RAID had tried to arrest him at his home on August 25, without success, because he was not at home.
The 24-year-old man, who was wearing gloves and a nose patch despite the still summer weather, was this time arrested with difficulty by the police. He denied in custody the charges against him, and was incarcerated at the house in Nîmes after being presented to the prosecutor's office.