INFO THE DEPECHE. From Toulouse, a man illegally enters dozens of Turks into the territory: nine people indicted
Nine people, involved to varying degrees in a network of smugglers and the production of false identity documents, were apprehended by border police. These Bulgarians would have made it possible to bring more than 30 Turks into French territory.
Leaving her home in Istanbul, E. takes a flight to Belgrade. This Turk has booked a hotel for two nights in the Serbian capital. Forty-eight hours later, a man comes to her bedroom door. This Bulgarian smuggler picks him up by car and drives him to France. Then other intermediaries provide him with identity papers from Bulgaria. These European documents are a real gateway to France.
This network of smugglers, organized between Toulouse and Turkey, has just been dismantled by the border police (PAF). At the end of last week, nine people, eight Bulgarians and a Turk, were taken into custody. These men and women aged 37 to 51 are suspected of forgery, use false documents and help illegal stay in organized gangs. Heavy loads.
Before mounting this large-scale operation, officials conducted lengthy investigations. They begin in February 2021. At that time, PAF investigators check individuals who carry false identity documents and allow driving. These papers are all published under Bulgarian surnames and first names, but the users are mainly Turkish. The prosecution opens an investigation and entrusts the case to an investigating judge.
They open companies in the construction industry
For months, the police multiplied tapping and spinning. This work makes it possible to decipher this organization which revolves around a 48-year-old man. Based in Toulouse, this Bulgarian and his roommates are specialists in the manufacture and sale of false papers. They are also at the head of a network to bring in illegal Turkish immigrants who want to occupy France.
Supported by intermediaries and touts, this 40-year-old forged a solid reputation in this field. For sums ranging from €5,000 to €10,000, he helps non-Europeans to settle in the south of France. And for 500€, he also provides false papers. It would have allowed at least thirty Turks to enter the territory. And once this precious sesame in their pocket, a large part of these foreigners opened companies in the construction industry and multiplied the construction sites. “They come to France to work”, specifies a source close to the file.
After the vast dragnet on Tuesday February 15, all the suspects were presented before the investigating judge. Accompanied by their lawyers, My Jacques Derieux, Océane Desboeufs, Cecile Brandely and Marwan Hatoum, they were all indicted. Four are placed in pre-trial detention pending the conclusions of the rogatory commission investigation. The other five are free but under judicial supervision.