During checks on Sunday, September 26 in Granada, north of Toulouse, then on Monday on the motorway near Fronton, 153 kg of cannabis were seized by customs officers. And cocaine was discovered on a traveler at Toulouse-Blagnac airport on Sunday morning.
In the space of 48 hours, the customs officers of Montauban, their colleagues from Frouzins but also those who ensure the day before at Toulouse-Blagnac airport (see box) made seizures of narcotics, cannabis and cocaine. On the road, a first vehicle was intercepted Sunday evening in the town of Grenada, north-east of Toulouse.
Toulouse metropolitan toll law and their usual controls, a man tried his luck on the secondary network. Only the customs officers of Montauban trailed in this sector. They checked this vehicle and their “nose” did not betray them. In this vehicle driven by a man from the Paris region, 104 kg of cannabis resin were discovered. This deadweight loss exceeds € 300,000 for traffickers.
After the customs withholding, this 29-year-old suspect was delegated to the investigators of the judicial police. Specialists from the Ofast branch, the central office for the fight against drug trafficking, interviewed this man who comes from Seine-Saint-Denis. He was not very talkative. According to the information sent, its transport will reach the Paris region. Where ? Why ? The investigators of the PJ await the result of the technical investigations to progress. The suspect, whose custody should be extended last night, could be quickly presented to the Toulouse prosecutor’s office. For the opening of a judicial investigation or a judgment in the context of immediate comparisons? Yesterday this decision to prosecute remains pending.
50 kg of grass seized on the Frontenais area
Monday afternoon, on patrol on the Toulouse-Bordeaux axis, the customs officers of the Frouzins brigade decided to push the control of a car, stopped in the Frontenais area north of Toulouse and whose driver lives in Spain. New good pick since hidden in the vehicle, customs officers discovered about fifty kilos of herbal cannabis.
The driver was charged by customs officers, on the floor, to investigators from the research brigade of the Toulouse-Saint-Michel gendarmerie company. Yesterday the custody of this man was extended.
Airport: cocaine in the stomach of the traveler
The customs team at Toulouse-Blagnac airport checked a man arriving from Paris on Sunday morning. Originally from Guyana, this 20-year-old man carried several dozen eggs filled with cocaine in his stomach.
“He is in the process of expelling them”, confides a source close to this file. Several hundred grams have already been weighed while awaiting the continuation. The investigation was entrusted by the Toulouse prosecutor’s office to the territorial direction of the judicial police and its investigators from the Ofast branch.