Zoé Pallier edited by Mélanie Faure 8:20 am, September 04, 2021

The kingpin and figure of Marseille narco-banditism Karim Meziani was arrested in Seine-et-Marne.

The man was at the head of one of the most important deal points in the northern districts of Marseille.

Gérald Darmanin welcomed the arrest of one of the most wanted refugees in France ".

Earthquake in Marseille.

Kamel Meziani was arrested in Fleury-en-Bière, in Seine-et-Marne.

Nicknamed the mouse, he is the boss of one of the most important deal points in the northern districts of Marseille, at the Cité des Oliviers, in the 13th arrondissement.

Karim Meziani had been on the run since the summer of 2019. PJ investigators found him driving his car at a tollgate and took him into custody.

He was placed in custody for "murder gang, destruction by fire, and criminal conspiracy"

said on Friday

the prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille, Dominique Laurens, during a press point.


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Gérald Darmanin welcomes his arrest

A whistle which welcomes Abydos Reverdy, deputy secretary of the Alliance police union at the microphone of the morning of Europe 1, this Saturday. "It is a big fish of Marseille narco-banditism which has just fallen, doubly condemned to 30 years and 14 years in prison for acts of participation in settling of scores and drug trafficking. It is an excellent point which has just been put to the credit of the judicial police and especially to the credit of the fight against narco-banditry which does not stop raging in the districts of Marseille. We will see how long the space left free by this individual is going to put in to be replaced in Marseilles. There is not only one individual who commits drug trafficking. There are several families, several rival gangs.The appetites for gaining territory being extremely strong, we know full well that the fight is not over. "The Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, welcomed the arrest of one of the" most wanted fugitives de France ”on Twitter on Friday.

One of the most wanted fugitives in France, suspected of being involved in settling scores this summer in Marseille and in drug trafficking, has been arrested by our police forces.

No impunity for drug traffickers who sow death and violence.

- Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) September 3, 2021