New arrest in the context of the investigation into the kidnapping of little Mia.
A man, a former soldier, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Hautes-Pyrénées, according to a source familiar with the matter.
According to BFMTV, he is suspected of having participated in the organization of the kidnapping and of being close to Rémy Daillet, a figure of a conspiracy movement, suspected of having himself contributed to the preparation of the kidnapping of the little Mia in April.
The latter was arrested in Malaysia where he lives.
This man was under an international arrest warrant.
He can now be either deported to France by the Malaysian authorities for illegal stay in their country, or extradited if the authorities retain the international arrest warrant, knowing that the deportation procedure is much faster.
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In the context of this case, six men and the mother of the girl, close to the anti-system movement and conspirators, have already been indicted and placed in pre-trial detention.
Kidnapping alert and major police resources
Little Mia, 8, was kidnapped in mid-April at her mother's request by several men while she was staying with her maternal grandmother in a village in the Vosges.
Her mother was no longer allowed to see her alone or to speak to her on the phone.
A kidnapping alert was quickly disseminated and significant police resources made it possible to find her five days later with her mother in Switzerland.
Rémy Daillet, 54, a former MoDem executive in Haute-Garonne, excluded from the centrist party in 2010, has since become a figure of the conspiracy movement.
In a video posted online after Mia's kidnapping, Rémy Daillet tried to defend himself.
Without mentioning Mia by name, he refuted the term kidnapping.
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