The merchants operated in four regions of France: Burgundy, PACA, Occitania and Ile-de-France. This is an international network of drug traffickers, liquidated this week according to the Marseille prosecutor’s office.
On Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 October, a joint operation was carried out in the departments of Bouches-du-Rhone, Alpes-Maritimes, Haut-Rhin, Jura and Côte-d’Or, resulting in the seizure of 291 kg of cannabis resin. , 13 kg of cocaine, almost 130,000 euros in cash, weapons, ten cars and luxury watches. Investigators detained 22 people aged 21 to 59, all taken into custody.
The drugs came from Belgium and Morocco.
The network, operating in the regions of Burgundy, PACA, Île-de-France and Occitania, imported large quantities of cocaine from Belgium and cannabis from Morocco every week. In connection with this operation, the alleged leader of this network, as well as a major drug dealer from Marseille, were arrested after the expiration of their police custody, along with five other people.
They are charged with importing drugs as part of an organized group, violating drug and weapons laws, a criminal community, aggravated money laundering and misappropriation of resources. Marseille’s prosecutor’s office, JIRS, requested that they be placed in pre-trial detention. According to the public prosecutor’s office in Marseille, the Liberty and Detention Judge oversaw these requisitions in relation to five of them.
Presentations before the judge continue this Friday for seven people.
Warrants were issued to bring detainees in the Dijon area to face charges.