At least two rocket launchers, half a dozen bulletproof vests, ballistic helmets but also “Ministry of the Interior” branded outfits, several hundred ammunition and military explosives packaged and ready for use. employment… A banal control operation carried out by the police in the 15th arrondissement of Marseille led, Saturday, October 2, to the discovery of a real arsenal. Information, do not The world learned at the end of the day, is not confirmed by the Bouches-du-Rhône police headquarters. At this stage, the investigators of the judicial police responsible for the investigations are not in a position to determine with precision the origin and the destination of a piece of equipment judged to be “Out of the ordinary, even here in Marseille”.
“We do not see what that could be used for in the state of the local situation”, suggests a source close to the case, which evokes the possibility of a “Temporary storage of material in transit for the Rhône, where seasoned teams have started attacking armored vans, a type of crime which has tended to decline in recent years”. On September 24, on the Solaize (Rhône) motorway area, one of these robberies had failed after witnesses raised the alert, leading to the arrest of several people, now imprisoned.
Another police source sees in this ” upmarket “ the consequence ” logic “ serial settlements that have stained Marseille in blood for several months. While the Kalashnikov assault rifle has become widely used in the war between drug traffickers, “A team very well able to decide to move up a gear” by procuring weapons of war “Or by sheltering them in anticipation of the next series”.