Ireland Rhône: Nine people arrested for drug trafficking in Villeurbanne

18:15  04 july  2020
18:15  04 july  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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125,000 euros were also seized

Des policiers. (illustration) © LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP Police officers. (illustration) DRUG - 125,000 euros were also seized

Nine people suspected of being involved in drug trafficking installed in a district of Villeurbanne ( Rhône ) were arrested this week and 125,000 euros in cash were seized, police said in a statement on Saturday. The suspects, "involved to varying degrees in this trafficking", were arrested on Monday and Tuesday in the Tonkin district after three months of investigation into two deal points.

"Between twenty and thirty transactions were noted per hour on each deal point," said the police, who conducted the operation after arresting buyers in the act on Sunday, June 28. During the searches, the investigators seized 125,520 euros in cash, 2,422 grams of cannabis resin, 1,460 grams of herb and 105 grams of cocaine. A bulletproof vest and twenty-five 12-gauge cartridges were also discovered.

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Five of the nine suspects were presented to the Lyon prosecutor's office on Friday for the opening of a judicial investigation. During the investigation, which began in April, two apartments used for storing drugs and money were discovered and the "main person in charge of the organization" of the trafficking was identified. The Tonkin district was the subject of several acts of gun violence in April and June.

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