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Canada French soldiers imprisoned for arms trafficking

12:45  17 january  2021
12:45  17 january  2021 Source:   lejdd.fr

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Arms trafficking or gunrunning is the illicit trade of contraband small arms and ammunition, which constitutes part of a broad range of illegal activities often associated with transnational criminal organizations. Central African Republic: a Burundian peacekeeper killed in a rebel attack .

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Des soldats, en activité ou retraité, sont au cœur du réseau démantelé par les policiers de la BRB. Il alimentait aussi bien les cités de Seine-Saint-Denis que les milieux d'extrême-droite. © DR.

Soldiers, active or retired, are at the heart of the network dismantled by the BRB police. It supplied the cities of Seine-Saint-Denis as well as the extreme right-wing circles.

The case is closely followed up to the top of the state. And she is far from having revealed all her secrets. Ten people, including several soldiers, were indicted for arms trafficking. Nine were remanded in custody on Saturday and Friday. The arsenal (nearly 200 weapons, several tons of ammunition…) seized by the police officers of the Brigade for the Repression of Banditry (BRB) is impressive. A part was intended for drug traffickers in Seine-Saint-Denis, another for the ultra-right movement as evidenced by the arrest of a file S.

Arms trafficking. Ten people, including two soldiers, arrested in France

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Arms trafficking or gunrunning is the illicit trade of contraband small arms and ammunition, which constitutes part of a broad range of illegal activities often associated with transnational criminal organizations.

Arrests within the ministry

Since June, the workforce of the BRB are mobilized on this extraordinary file. The police thought to dismantle a simple network of arms supply for the profit of dealers of cities of 93. They discovered a nebula with strong military connotation and with national dimension. The catch, revealed Tuesday by TF1, led them to proceed to arrests within the Ministry of Defense in Paris, on the air base of Etain (Meuse) but also in a forty-something file S for ten years years for his links with the ultra right in a village of Moselle. Or in Sète (Hérault) at the home of another far-right sympathizer. Alone, the seizure of this fifty-year-old unknown to the police represents about thirty submachine guns, fifty shoulder weapons, as many handguns, several dozen grenades and some 500 kg of ammunition.

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This arsenal would come mostly from purchases of demilitarized weapons from collectors that the protagonists were working to remilitarize before reselling them. The rates? Between 1,000 and 1,500 euros for an automatic pistol and between 2 and 4,000 euros for a Kalashnikov.

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Pending possible future developments, two former soldiers, including a recently retired senior officer, are implicated as well as three active non-commissioned officers. Asked by the JDD, the Ministry of the Armed Forces did not wish to react. According to our information, an eleventh suspect is currently in Mali where he is participating in Operation Barkhane ...

With the rise of survivalist, supremacist and conspiratorial movements, the porosity between extreme right-wing groups and military circles is a subject of concern. concern for the intelligence services. The latter particularly fear the action of a lonely individual, like the Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik who had murdered 77 people in 2011. Since 2017, five projects of attacks, qualified as terrorists, linked to the ultra-right have been foiled in France. At this stage of the investigation, the BRB's hack does not fall into this category.

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