“ This is a customs-related business indicator + case + DEA dating back several years “, told AFP a police source.
Six customs officials were arrested, as revealed iTELE, 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 Economic Crimes (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 arrangement and saw that a search was carried “.
“ This is an old case, which dates from 2009 “, she said.
“ An investigation was 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 “, said the Ministry of Economy and Finance, which Customs has guardianship.
“ 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.