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.
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.
#Toulouse La SR appuyée par 80 militaires de la région #Occitanie et du #GIGN démantèle un trafic international de #Stupéfiants entre la France et l’Espagne.
10 individus interpellés et placés en garde à vue.
200 kg de cannabis, 4 véhicules et des armes saisis!#ContreLesTrafics pic.twitter.com/4zWTiVLayc
— Gendarmerie nationale (@Gendarmerie) April 13, 2019