Ten interpellations have been carried out by the central directorate of the judicial police in several neighbourhoods of Nice on Monday morning, another man had been arrested as early as Friday in Nantes.
Eleven men have been arrested in Nice and Nantes, in the framework of the investigation on the attack in Nice on July 14, suspected of having helped the perpetrator of the attack to obtain arms, a-t-we learned on Monday, December 12, sources close to the matter.
Ten interpellations have been carried out by the central directorate of the judicial police ” in several parts of Nice “ Monday morning, ” on rogatory commission of the examining magistrate of paris in charge of the investigation counter-terrorism “. An eleventh arrest had taken place as early as Friday in Nantes.
According to our information, 11 people arrested are aged 23 to 37 years. Five of them are born in Albania and are part of the entourage of a couple of Albanians already indicted in July in the record for having sold a gun to the perpetrator of the crime, or that of a Franco-Tunisian 21 years old, he also already put in a review and who acknowledged having served as an intermediary during the sale.
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Some checks usage
These arrests relate only to the component proxy weapons of the investigation, therefore, it is not certain that the qualification of “terrorism” is to be retained in the end. A number of these guards to view, which can last four days, are checks use of, or related to the entourage of people actually referred to, and could, therefore, lead to simple released. Some could be presented to the investigative judge of paris for criminal conspiracy, violation of the legislation on the carriage of weapons and possibly on drugs.
The attack on the promenade des Anglais has been 86 deaths from 19 countries and more than 400 wounded, struck down by the truck driven by the killer. In total, six persons have so far been indicted and écrouées in the investigation about the attack committed by Mohammed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. At this stage, their hearings reveal many contradictions, but no element of the investigation demonstrates with certainty that these people – five men and a woman unknown to services counter-terrorism – were aware of his project.
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Eight other people from the entourage of the killer had been arrested in September, before being released without any charge being brought against them in the context of this investigation.