Sentences ranging from one year suspended to eight years in prison were pronounced Thursday against eleven defendants, including the wife of a major drug trafficker, for their participation in one of the most lucrative narcotics resale networks in Marseille.
During their investigation of this point of sale in the Cité des Flamants, the police observed intense activity with one transaction per minute, generating a turnover of 240,000 euros per week, according to its supervisor, Michel Boggio, 37, sentenced Thursday to 8 years in prison and a fine of 50,000 euros.
Among the eleven defendants was the companion of Hakim Berrebouh presented by the judicial police as one of the main French drug traffickers arrested on February 18, 2021 in Dubai, then extradited.
This mother of four, who was the subject of an arrest warrant issued in January, appeared spontaneously in court on Monday.
She was sentenced to two years in prison under an electronic bracelet and a fine of 10,000 euros.
The prosecutor had requested six years in prison against her.
She was mainly suspected of having supervised, from Morocco where she lived, the rental of a box in Marseilles in which the investigators had discovered 581 kg of cannabis resin.
The name of Berrebouh is associated by the judicial police with one of the main bloody conflicts between rival clans.
Hakim Berrebouh was targeted by an assassination attempt in December 2013 and his brother Mehdi Berrebouh executed in April 2014.
The defendant's lawyer, Me Bruno Rebstock, denounced "the ferocity of an indictment whose never stated objective is to bring down Hakim Berrebouh judicially by depriving a mother of a family of liberty".
Thursday, the father of the latter, who had lent his apartment for the storage and packaging of cannabis as well as his cousin, intermediary, were also sentenced to four years in prison and a fine of 20,000 euros.
In addition, two assistants, responsible for supplying the point of sale and the accounts, were sentenced to five and six years in prison.
Small hands, three young men in their twenties, whose role was to cut and package cocaine in hotels, were sentenced to one year in prison, suspended probation for four years, two years of which reprieve.
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