The investigation had been underway for several years.

Four people were arrested on Tuesday in Limousin and Indre for having organized the irregular entry and assistance with the stay of dozens of Iraqi and Syrian nationals, we learned on Friday from a judicial source.

A 51-year-old Iraqi, two Syrians aged 60 and 45 and a Frenchwoman, employed at the town hall of Limoges, were placed under judicial control after their hearing by an investigating judge.

Two of them have a criminal record for other facts.

According to concordant sources, the 49-year-old civil servant involved did not use her position within the town hall to promote the reception of these migrants.

Significant financial flows with the Arabian Peninsula

The investigation, carried out for assistance with entry to illegal residence in an organized gang, undue obtaining of identity cards and social benefits and forgery and use of forgery, had been initiated several years ago by the border police.

Then it led to a joint referral to the Limoges Regional Judicial Police Service (SRPJ), due to significant financial flows between one of the suspects involved and the States of the Arabian Peninsula.

Dozens of migrants would have passed through this channel, and would have paid several thousand euros to be able to come and settle in France or to start administrative procedures in order to obtain the status of asylum seeker.

They then obtained the payment of allowances.


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