Six suspects detained in the investigation of the spectacular attack on the convoy of a Saudi prince in August in Paris were charged and remanded in custody.
Aged between 27-51 years , men have been indicted for robbery with weapon band organized and criminal conspiracy and were detained by a special magistrate, according to submissions of the prosecutor, the source said.
Twelve people were arrested on Monday in the survey, nine months after the robbery, but all were not brought before the investigating judges
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Originally for some cities in the Paris region, for other part of the Gypsy community, the suspects are mostly known for acts of delinquency, such as robberies or drug trafficking, said a source familiar with the matter. Some of them met in prison, added the same source.
familiar with the matter had said at the time of the facts 250 000 and diplomatic documents had been stolen by the commando “clearly well informed” .
The attack army had no injuries. The convoy of ten cars had left the hotel George V Champs-Élysées, one of the most luxurious hotels of the capital belonging to the group Kingdom Holding of Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, to rally the Paris Le Bourget Airport (in Seine-Saint-Denis). He had been attacked around 21 hours at the Porte de la Chapelle, on the northern edge of Paris. The car was under the stewardship of Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd, youngest son of the former King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, on a visit to Paris. The Mercedes minivan targeted by this commando “five to eight robbers” , carrying handguns, opened the convoy
perpetrators were aboard two BMW and seized the vehicle with three occupants on board before releasing them. The Mercedes and BMW had been found charred in a village of Seine-et-Marne.
The arrests were carried out by officers of the brigade suppression of banditry (BRB) of the Paris Judicial Police , the Regional Intervention group (GIR) of Paris and the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime (Oclco) jointly seized investigations.