Paris (AFP) – Five customs officials were taken into custody Monday in Paris in connection with a narcotics case, did we learn from police and judicial sources
“It s. ‘is an indicator of business customs related to narcotics of + business + back a few years, “told AFP a police source.
Six customs officials were arrested, as the iTELE revealed, before one of them is released, added the same source.
The five men are currently heard at 36 quai des Goldsmiths by the Brigade of repression of delinquency Economic (OERD) in charge of the investigation, said another police source.
These customs belong, according to a source familiar with the matter, the National Intelligence Directorate and Customs Investigation (DRNED) which was searched, do we learned from police and judicial sources.
When contacted by AFP, the General Directorate of Customs “confirms that customs are heard under the custody regime views and that a search was conducted. “
” This is an old case, which dates from 2009, “she said.
” A investigation has been opened by an investigating judge, at which Customs collaborates. The presumption of innocence must play. If the facts are proved, the administrative procedure will be triggered, “added the same source.
” The Customs cooperates with Justice so that all light be shed as part of this investigation, ” informed the Ministry of Economy and Finance, which has guardianship of customs.
“If the facts are confirmed, the administration, under the authority of ministers, will take the appropriate action which may include suspension, “continued Bercy.
Customs currently have 16,500 agents. They will benefit in 2016 and 2017 of 1,000 additional posts to better fight against jihadist threat.