A Marseille drug trafficker, suspected of being involved in a fatal settling of accounts in 2019 in Marseille, was arrested on an island off the coast of Colombia, the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime said on Saturday.
On March 12, 2019, Kamel Rahra, 42, alias "Komo", was killed, and his 44-year-old brother, Fateh, seriously injured, in their car riddled with assault rifle fire, in the city of Busserine. in the 14th arrondissement of Marseille, in a settling of scores "between two clans of drug traffickers".
After the facts, the PJ of Marseille had identified as the presumed perpetrator of the homicide Ahcen M., now 34 years old, who had already fled.
"He was both the subject of an international arrest warrant issued as part of the investigation for settling accounts and criminal conspiracy, as well as another for drug trafficking", explained to the AFP Guillaume Maniglier, deputy of the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime (OCLCO), co-responsible for the Marseille investigation.
An Interpol red notice had also been issued against the suspect, sentenced in 2021 by default to ten years in prison for drug trafficking.
The investigation, entrusted by the OCLCO to the National Fugitive Search Brigade (BNRF), demonstrated "thanks to the telephony of his entourage" that the suspect was on the run in Colombia "circulating with false papers", specified Guillaume Maniglier.
He was arrested on the tourist island of San Andres off the coast of Colombia on October 13 by Colombian police, as he was leaving a hotel.
He is imprisoned in Colombia awaiting extradition.