A well-known figure from the Empalot district, a man was arrested and controlled with € 9,000 last week. However, before the Toulouse Criminal Court, the procedure was canceled and the suspect released. Explanations.
Two “famous” men who exchange a satchel and the receptionist who drives away quickly. This scene, the last week in the Empalot district of Toulouse, was closely followed by the police from the Right Bank anti-crime squad. And after following the car that was driving away, a few streets further, they decided to carry out a check.
In the “famous” bag, they discovered € 9,000 in cash. Substantial savings, the origin of which first generated the two men in the vehicle before one of them claims that this money came from the sale of a jet ski. The police, suspicious by nature, thought more of a traffic in prohibited products.
After two days in police custody, the owner of the bag, and the one who had told him a few minutes earlier, were presented to the criminal court on Friday as part of the immediate comparisons. The opportunity for me Alexandre Parra-Bruguière to develop a question of procedure.
Flagrant misdemeanor not constituted
“The simple fact of observing two men, even known to the police, discussing and exchanging something that does not constitute a flagrante delicto”, developed the lawyer. Argument accepted, the arrest and custody were canceled and the accused released. And will the money be returned? “Logically yes”, believes the lawyer who still remains cautious.
As for the second defendant, after the court had rejected the question of the procedure concerning him, the court wanted to try him. “Legally it is not possible”, an accused his defender, Me Alexandre Martin. The President admitted her mistake and the individual will be tried later. He still went into custody for 5 months in prison for a previous offense.