The smell of powder seems persistent.
In February, the departmental security narcotics group got their hands on 12 kg of heroin near Clermont-Ferrand.
A record seizure in Puy-de-Dôme.
Last Thursday, searches, still in Clermont-Ferrand, on the initiative of the police, led to the discovery, this time, "1.9 kg of heroin, almost as many cutting products, a hydraulic press intended to make white bread, mobile phones, false papers…”,
Bearer of false Italian identity papers
Following this last seizure, a 37-year-old Albanian was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in prison by the criminal court, as part of an immediate appearance.
He was considered by the courts as one of the essential cogs in this new drug trade.
A defendant who had already been convicted by the Clermont Criminal Court, for… drug trafficking.
"Expelled to Albania when he left prison in March 2019, he did not take long to find his way back to France, despite a permanent ban on French territory", relates the regional daily.
He had false Italian papers
He was arrested last Thursday "in the parking lot of his residence, as he was about to make a delivery".
His sentence was accompanied, yesterday, by a new definitive prohibition of the territory.
During his arrest last week, he was carrying false Italian identity papers.
Another Albanian national, also suspected of being involved in this traffic, could not be arrested.
He would have left France for Albania.
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