By Guillaume Laurent
updated on 5 Oct 22 at 12:28
It is a seizure as miraculous as it is extremely rare carried out by the men of the regional customs department, Monday, October 3, 2022 at the end of the afternoon, at Toulouse-Blagnac airport.
A suitcase… worth gold
Around 4 p.m. on Monday, a passenger from the Air Caraibes disembarks from a flight Cayenne-Toulouse, after passing through Paris Charles-de-Gaulle. She goes to collect her luggage from the hold, and grabs a suitcase from the treadmills.
A few tens of meters further, it is checked by customs officers, not completely randomly. According to our information, this young woman residing in Guyana had taken a return ticket for the Pink City, which would have had the gift to arouse attention customs officers. On arrival, their flair was rewarded: the suitcase contained no less than 20 kilos of cocaine! At 70,000 euros per kilo on average, this baggage was therefore worth between 1 and 2 million euros…
She denies owning the suitcase
Questioned by the customs officers, this young woman would have indicated that she come looking for work in Metropolitan France, where she was to come and settle permanently. As for the contents of the luggage in question, she explained that she had made a mistake and had recovered a suitcase… that didn’t belong to him. But that did not convince the customs officers. In police custody in front of the specialized investigators of OFAST (anti-narcotics office of the National Police), she then walled up in silence.
A mule, or not?
Was this suitcase worth gold his? This young woman, unknown to the police and with no criminal record, was she a mule who knowingly transported this staggering quantity? Where has she been fooled ?
Contacted by Toulouse news, his lawyer, Me Merouane Khennouche, did not wish to comment on this case. According to our sources, this young woman, aged 28 years old, Should be referred Thursday to the Toulouse prosecutor’s office.
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