A vast crackdown was launched earlier this week in Toulouse, several individuals suspected of belonging to the Izards nebula were placed in police custody by the Territorial Directorate of the Toulouse Judicial Police (DTPJ). A large-scale operation in an investigation that is not anecdotal, the defendants having been “accessories” by the criminal division of the PJ who peeled hundreds of telephone transcripts to achieve their ends.
The northern district of Toulouse has experienced several fatal shootings and settling of scores in 2020 and police operations – public security and judicial police – have been focusing for several months on drug trafficking. The weapons fell silent at the Izards because several individuals – heads of networks or small hands – had been placed under lock and key. But a new episode intervened this week and it crowns with success an investigation which is probably not finished: half a dozen individuals would have been arrested or taken out of prison, several weapons would have been seized as well as approximately 150,000 euros in cash and 1.5 kilos of cocaine. Police custody can go up to 96 hours for this type of case.
A “cracked” encrypted phone network
According to our information, this “pickup” follows a masterstroke by the Belgian authorities who infiltrated a network of “cryptophones”. The French, Belgian and Dutch police officers acting within the framework of the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit have therefore been combing through, for more than a year, wiretapping from this telephone network, reputed to be inviolable and “cracked” by the judicial authorities. The servers are domiciled in France. The system was obviously very taken from the European hooliganism. Consequence of this hacking: three million conversations, transcribed word for word, found themselves available to European judges and investigators. All you had to do was help yourself. And the investigators of the Crim’ne did not deprive themselves of it in Toulouse.
A man explained in a listening how he killed an 18-year-old in Toulouse
According to our information, during a conversation, the killer who murdered Ameur Bouazza in Toulouse on September 7, 2020 would have talked too much and admitted his participation. That day, rue de l’église de Lalande, the 18-year-old victim known to the police had been riddled with bullets. A young underage woman was also seriously injured in the abdomen. The two victims were in a parked car when the killer opened fire. Several of the defendants questioned since Tuesday would have been presented this weekend to investigating magistrates, with a view to their indictments, in particular for assassination, drug trafficking or even money laundering in an organized gang.
The Toulouse prosecutor’s office should communicate in the coming hours.