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The Grasse judicial court sentenced ten defendants during a four-day trial, from March 15 to 19, after the dismantling of a vast international drug trafficking run by a family from the Cannes basin.
For two years, four men supplied cocaine and cannabis dealers in the Côte d'Azur, Marseille and the Paris region.
Weapons, sums of cash, two jet skis, two quads, vehicles, a motorcycle and an apartment were also seized by the courts.
, the story began in November 2016 with the importation of cannabis from Morocco by two brothers and a cousin, Haikel and Yassine Touila (41 and 39 years old), and Rami Touila (36 years old).
The siblings are sentenced to ten and eight years in prison respectively, with an international arrest warrant.
The cousin receives six years in prison with continued detention.
Traffic passing through Spain
From May 2017 to September 2018, from Tunisia, the brain of the network, Haikel Touila, continued its traffic through Spain thanks to a reseller, Anisse Himoud, a 29-year-old Cannes resident.
He was sentenced to five years in prison with a warrant of committal.
In autumn 2018, a 22-year-old man from Nice, Fabrice Da Moura Semedo, became a transporter for trafficking, which earned him four years in prison.
The wife of Haikel Touila, Virginia, a 39-year-old Antiboise, was sentenced for money laundering to two years in prison with a warrant of committal, unable to justify her lifestyle as reported by the daily.
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