Five customs officials were placed in custody in Paris, Monday, January 25, as part of a “ Customs indicator related to business affairs ‘DEA’ “ from 2009, said a police source told AFP. Six men were initially arrested in connection with the case, before any of them are released, said i-TV.
These belong to customs the National Directorate of Intelligence and Customs Investigations (DRNED), which was searched. They were heard by the Brigade for the Repression of Economic Crime (OERD) in charge of the investigation.
When contacted by AFP, the General Customs Directorate confirmed that “ investigation was initiated by a judge, at which Customs collaborates. ” “The presumption of innocence must play” she said.
“If the facts are confirmed, the administration, under the authority of Ministers will take appropriate action, up to and including suspension “ the ministry of Economy, which has guardianship of customs.
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