Louis Aliot (RN) -
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The mayor of Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales), Louis Aliot (RN), closed night grocery stores to fight against trafficking in cigarettes and drugs, the day after shots were fired at a business.
The measure, already in force in priority security zones, took effect from Tuesday, until January 15, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
“Twenty years of laxity cannot be resolved in a few months in office.
The origin comes from the opening of illicit businesses, night grocery stores, which cause nightly noise, public intoxication and more serious facts such as trafficking in cigarettes or narcotics, ”indicated the new mayor of Perpignan.
"I'm waiting for the state to do its job"
A check was carried out on Monday evening: "35 night grocery stores were checked, offenses were found, trafficking in cigarettes, drugs, illegal work.
It cannot go on.
Perpignan is not a lawless area, added Louis Aliot.
There are heavy weapons in Perpignan.
If we do nothing, we will be in big trouble.
I'm waiting for the state to do its job.
(…) The situation in Perpignan is more serious than I thought.
Monday morning, in Perpignan, shots with a "modified weapon of war" took place in the direction of a business, and a man trying to escape was arrested near two schools, which have been secured, according to a source judicial.
The suspect was still in custody Tuesday evening.
A card game conflict would be the cause of the shots, according to a source close to the investigation.
Two other men are wanted.
Louis Aliot assured that the municipal police of Perpignan would be, in three weeks, operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week, with, in particular, the recruitment of about twenty new agents.
Video surveillance will also be developed.
In addition, Tuesday, at the end of the afternoon, the prefecture of Pyrénées-Orientales announced on Twitter, the arrival in Perpignan of 28 new police officers.
[ARRIVAL OF ADDITIONAL POLICE STAFF AT DDSP 66]
Tuesday September 1, 2020, Jean-Marc REBOUILLAT, Departmental Director of Public Security of the Pyrénées-Orientales welcomed 28 new police officers # HérosDuQuotidien #AntiStups pic.twitter.com/Cw2dRkxp0G
- Prefect of Pyrénées-Orientales (@ Prefet66) September 15, 2020
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