Through Laurent Derne
What was he doing with more 60,000 euros in cash hidden in its harp? By challenging this 51 year old man, Wednesday September 29, 2021, at a toll booth in Toulouse, the customs probably did not expect such a nice catch. Unless she got a tip …
A go-anywhere profile
At first glance, the motorist behind the wheel did not look like the trafficker. But if it isa mule, on the other hand, son master key profile, a disabled adult card holder, was his best coverage.
The banknotes were concealed in a cache, according to La Dépêche du Midi. To investigators, the 50-year-old admitted to having been paid to transport the jackpot from Lyon to Toulouse. Where it was to be picked up by another man. Charge to the latter oftransport everything to Algeria.
Drug trafficking, cigarettes, prostitution?
At the home of the second driver, the police officers of the PJ, in charge of the investigation, got hold of 120,000 euros in cash additional. His “savings”, according to the words of this forty-something. Where does this money come from? Drug traffic, of cigarettes? Prostitution ? Racket ?
A judicial information was opened to move up the chain. Indicted for “money laundering”, the two men were left free under judicial supervision. An investigating judge is now in charge of the case.
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