The almost historic seizure deserved the thanks of a minister. Three weeks after the spectacular discovery of silver and cannabis carried out by the police of the departmental security of Seine-Saint-Denis, Laurent Nunez, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior, came to greet the authors of the catch of the net, this Friday in Bobigny. He was accompanied by Didier Lallement, the prefect of police.
On May 3, after nearly two months of investigation and hours of surveillance, the police invested an apartment in Bagnolet. They get their hands on 64 kg of cannabis and 385,000 euros in cash. A resident of Pantin, suspected of being the thinking head of the network is arrested. The man remains silent in police custody, but the police continue to work on this investigation, in particular thanks to the documents found in the search. With the help of taxes, they locate a flat a few days ago located in Saint-Ouen. Monitoring is in place.
On Wednesday, the police take action and discover three impressive presses used to condition cocaine or cannabis. They also get their hands on a small amount of cocaine and cut products. The result of fieldwork "made more difficult with confinement, but which proves that the police did not stop working during this period", greeted Laurent Nunez this Friday.
Price increase "from 40 to 60% depending on the area"
The Secretary of State also displayed his desire to "continue to fight against all traffic, even if the current period has transformed them in depth". Since the start of containment, the prices per kilo of cannabis resin have thus increased "by 40 to 60% depending on the area," says the former boss of the DGSI.
The police of 93 also note an adaptation of the traffickers which continues despite the end of the strictest confinement. Traffic has thus been set up “through call centers that deliver consumers to their homes. The other observation is that he moved away from the halls of the building, which is positive in terms of public order. "
Laurent Nunez also hopes that “the fear of a fixed fine” of € 200 for cannabis consumers - the device was voted by the Assembly and could be implemented soon - “will avoid queues of 'expectation that we got to know' at some of the Seine-Saint-Denis deal points. Similar fines - of € 135 - are already used to fight against buyers of contraband cigarettes, particularly in Barbès (Paris, 18th century).