200 kg of Cannabis, € 16,500 and Weapons: A Vast Traffic between Toulouse and Spain Dismantled

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More than 200kg of cannabis were seized Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by the Research Section of Toulouse.

On Wednesday 10th April, 2019, the Toulouse Research Section carried out a major crackdown to dismantle drug trafficking between Spain and Toulouse. The details.

After more than a year of investigation, the Research Section (SR) of Toulouse managed to dismantle a large drug traffic between France and Spain, on the night of Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 10th April, 2019.

A convoy stopped in the middle of the night

It is around 1 am, in the middle of the night, when the gendarmes intercept a convoy on the A9 motorway . An open car and a truck are stopped after the border. Three persons , of Romanian nationality, are controlled. Then the truck is searched.

On board, the military discovered 201 kg of cannabis . In detail, it is 170 kg of grass and 31 kg of resin on which the investigators have got their hands, says a source familiar with the matter at Actu Toulouse.

Nine inmates

These arrests will trigger a wave of arrests in Toulouse and the surrounding area. At 6 o’clock, seven people are arrested at their homes. 1 kilo of cannabis resin is also seized from one of the challenged, as well as 1600 € . Two weapons are also found, including a 5-56 automatic weapon.

The ten people arrested, from Romania, Algeria and France, are between 25 and 49 years old . The majority of them are already known to the police. If one person was quickly released, the other nine were presented to a judge and then incarcerated.

Traffic between Barcelona and the north of Toulouse

On the Spanish side, a judge was asked to search the homes of suspects and the premises of the intercepted truck company. During this last, bags similar to those who carried the drug were found , reinforcing the investigators in their suspicions.

Started more than a year ago by the Toulouse-Mirail research brigade, the investigation was resumed in April 2018 by the services of the Toulouse Research Section . The latter has managed to uncover traffic from Barcelona (Spain ) which mainly supplied traffickers from Blagnac, Beauzelle and Colomiers.

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