Ten people, including two active soldiers, were arrested and taken into police custody Tuesday in an investigation into a vast arms trafficking in France. The suspects were arrested across Ile-de-France, the east but also the south of France by the brigade for the repression of banditry (BRB) of the Paris judicial police.
One of the two soldiers arrested works at the Ministry of Defense and the other is assigned to a base in eastern France.
This crackdown was ordered by Parisian investigating judges charged since June 25, 2020 with a judicial investigation for “acquisition, possession, transfer, transport of category A and B weapons in a meeting” and “criminal association “, said a judicial source.
For who ?
The network is suspected of having supplied arms to drug traffickers and ultra-right wing supporters.
Some suspects bought from private collectors assault rifles, automatic pistols, machine guns rendered inoperative, according to the first elements of the investigation unveiled by the channel. “This arsenal was then made active again, remilitarized, before being sold on the black market to the highest bidders”, explains TF1.
Police custody can last up to ninety-six hours.
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