Green politician in drugs probe unmasked as sex shop owner
Published: 17 Oct 2012 10:45 GMT+02:00
Updated: 17 Oct 2012 10:45 GMT+02:00
Green party politician Florence Lamblin, who is suspected of involvement in a money laundering affair linked to a drugs ring, is also a partner in an eco-friendly sex toy website, paper Le Canard Enchainé revealed this week.
Lamblin, who was arrested and charged on Saturday on suspicion of being part of gang who laundered €40 million of drugs money, also has a 40 percent share in website sexecolo.com.
The site, whose slogan is “pleasure, naturally”, sells natural massage oils, organic lingerie and sex toys free from potentially harmful plastic additives.
The head of the business, Kobisha Sarl, an architect, is reportedly registered at Lamblin’s address.
In 2009, Lamblin owned a site called mybio.com selling organic products, which was shut down after customers complained of never receiving orders they had paid for.
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