Two men aged 40 and 51 have been indicted for money laundering. One of the two, who is disabled, was reportedly sent back for money from Lyon to Toulouse. The other was to recover to transfer it to Algeria. In total, the police recovered € 180,000.
This 50-year-old does not have the job profile. Disabled more than 80%, a 51-year-old man was arrested at the wheel of an old family Peugeot on Wednesday, at the exit of a toll in Toulouse. And in his all-purpose vehicle, customs officers discovered hundreds of tickets, for a total of € 63,000. Money that traffickers must keep hidden in a cache, almost unreadable to the naked eye.
During his arrest, this individual in a state of stress became unwell. He was taken to hospital before being declared fit for police custody. His hearing before the services of the territorial direction of the judicial police (DTPJ) finally began on Thursday. He was assisted by his lawyers Mes Alexandre Parra-Bruguière and Sarah Nabet-Claverie, who did not wish to make any comments. .
€ 120,000 during a search of a Toulouse resident
Faced with investigators from the DTPJ, their client was more talkative. He explained that he came directly from Lyon where mysterious employers asked him to send € 63,000 to the Pink City. The package then had to be recovered by an intermediary whose mission would have been to drop it off discreetly in Algeria. A way to launder the money from drug trafficking? May be.
This Friday, the police also arrested the man who was supposed to send the money to Algeria. 40 years old and defended by Me Assia Derbali, he was apprehended. At the home of this Toulousain, the investigators this time got their hands on € 120,000! “Simple savings,” he said to officials. A version which has not transmitted its deferral to the Toulouse prosecutor’s office. The public prosecutor opened a judicial investigation and the two men are indicted for money laundering. These two people still escape pre-trial detention. From now on, the DTPJ teams are continuing their research and verifications on rogatory.