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Vast drug trafficking between Canteleu and the Paris region: update on the case – 76actu


Oct 13, 2021
Vast drug trafficking was dismantled between Canteleu and Seine-Saint-Denis on Friday, October 8, 2021. (© Illustration / Adobe Stock)

Friday, October 8, 2021, 19 people were arrested and taken into police custody by the SDPJ (Under the direction of the judicial police) 93 and the Territorial Security of Rouen as part of a rogatory commission ordered by an investigating judge of the Bobigny court, seized of a judicial investigation opened since September 2019 of the heads of “traffic of narcotics ”and“ criminal association ”, indicates the Bobigny parquet in a press release, Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

In this vast drug trafficking case whose epicenter was in Canteleu and extended in Seine-Saint-Denis, all drugs are concerned, from heroin to cocaine, including cannabis; products imported from Morocco and having passed through Spain.

During the searches carried out, 15 kilos of heroin, 60 kilos of cutting products, ten kilos of cannabis resin were seized, as well as submachine guns, automatic pistols, as well as almost a million euros of criminal assets. in total (bank accounts, vehicles etc.).

Eight police custody were lifted Sunday, October 10, 2021, including those of the mayor of Canteleu, Mélanie Boulanger, and her deputy. As for the other six people whose custody has been lifted, “it will be up to the examining magistrate to assess the follow-up to be given concerning these people in the light of the elements collected within the framework of the judicial investigation”, specifies Éric Mathais, the public prosecutor of Bobigny in the press release.

Pre-trial detention for indicted persons

Five other police custody were lifted Sunday, October 10, 2021, for presentation before the investigating judge. At the end of the first appearance examination, these five people were indicted, depending on the case, for criminal conspiracy, aiding and abetting importation, transport, detention, acquisition, offer or transfer, detention and attempted importation of narcotics, possession of category A and B weapons, laundering of sums derived from drug trafficking.

Placement under judicial supervision was ordered, two of them were remanded in custody as of October 10. A debate before the liberties and detention judge was postponed until October 12 and led to the remand of the accused. The debate of the fifth was to take place Tuesday, October 13, he is pending incarceration.

On Monday, October 11, 2021, four other detainees were brought before the investigating magistrate. At the end of their first appearance interrogation, they were indicted, depending on the case, on the same charges, some in recidivism.

Eight Normans, three Parisians

Presented before the judge of freedoms and detention, two of them were placed in pre-trial detention, the adversarial debate of the other two being postponed until Thursday, October 14. They are, pending, also imprisoned.

On Tuesday, October 12, the last two detainees were presented before the examining magistrate. They were charged with similar charges. The judge of freedoms and detention placed the first in pre-trial detention, the second was imprisoned pending his adversarial debate to be held on Friday, October 15.

Among these 11 people presented to the examining magistrate, eight are domiciled in Normandy, and three in the Paris region.

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