BST Mirail police officers got their hands on a real military arsenal this Saturday in Reynerie. Weapons, bulletproof vests, drugs and money. Five people are currently being questioned by investigators from the territorial directorate of the judicial police.
What were they planning to do with these weapons of war? This question has been burning the lips of investigators from the Territorial Directorate of the Judicial Police (DTPJ) in Toulouse since this weekend.
Saturday afternoon, following an anonymous information, a patrol of the specialized field brigade (BST) of Mirail set up an operation in the Reynerie sector in Toulouse. The police raided an apartment believed to have served as a hiding place for people known to be involved in the drug trade.
Weapons, bulletproof vests, drugs and cash …
In searching the accommodation, the officials certainly did not expect to find a real military arsenal. Still, they did get their hands on two submachine guns, a semi-automatic rifle and a shotgun. In addition to these weapons, bulletproof vests, a small amount of drugs and around € 1,000 in cash were recovered by the police.
What were these weapons used for? Impress the gallery or limit the competition? It is also possible that this artillery was exchanged for drugs, as currency. INPS specialists, responsible for analyzing these pistols and rifles, should be able to trace their history. This will especially allow to know if they were used during a settling of accounts.
Five people in custody
Five people were also arrested at the scene. They are all placed in police custody. The Toulouse public prosecutor’s office has entrusted the investigations to the police. This Monday, the hearings of the suspects continue. One choice is certain, at least two of them are already known for their active participation in drug trafficking. Have they been involved in a shootout? Hold up ? The rest of the investigation should make it possible to find out …