To keep customers coming back, dealers sometimes use unusual methods. This is what investigators from the first district of the Paris judicial police discovered: they seized nearly 160 kilos of cannabis stamped “Mbappé” in Lognes (Seine-et-Marne), as reported The Parisian, Thursday October 14.
To attract the barge, the traffickers decided to add the name of the star footballer of the Blues and Paris-Saint-Germain. It was above all a way of selling a drug of poor quality, as revealed by our colleagues. It is a vast net carried out in collaboration with the research and intervention brigade (BRI) which made it possible to arrest and place in pre-trial detention six individuals suspected of being linked to this trafficking.
The police got wind of this illicit trade in November 2020 thanks to information coming from the upscale neighborhoods of the capital. Investigators have in fact learned of the existence of a “call center” that cocaine users could contact to obtain supplies. During the investigation, the police discovered that the manager of this call center, aged 49, is a resident of Vaujours (Seine-Saint-Denis) already known to the services. According to information from the Parisian, he would have accumulated 110,000 euros in turnover between November 2020 and October 5, 2021, the date of his arrest.
Poorly preserved cannabis
Before proceeding to his arrest, the investigators took care to trace the entire chain of this dealer. Thus, they discovered that the traffickers with whom he worked encountered difficulties in disposing of poorly preserved cannabis. Also the forty-something decides to set up a marketing strategy to succeed in selling this poor quality product: to affix the name of the young prodigy of French football. But not only: Emmanuel Macron and his Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti, also saw their surnames inscribed on plates of cannabis resin.
During the seizure of the 160 kilos of drugs, investigators also got hold of three firearms, a hundred ammunition, license plates, a wave jammer and cash. A judicial source, however, indicated that among the six people imprisoned awaiting trial, all had chosen to remain silent about the charges against them.
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