Huge cannabis stash found in Paris car park
Rachel Marusak Hermann · 16 Nov 2011, 11:19
Published: 16 Nov 2011 14:31 GMT+01:00
Updated: 16 Nov 2011 11:19 GMT+01:00
After months of investigation, police seized 535 kg of cannabis resin at an underground parking lot in the city's nineteenth arrondissement. The raid also led to the discovery of two 8 mm and 9 mm handguns, a Sten submachine gun, a rifle, a bulletproof vest, as well as powerful motorcycles and several cars.
According to preliminary investigations, the vehicles were used to traffic large amounts of drugs at very high speeds from Spain to France.
Investigators also arrested five people suspected of involvement with the trafficking network and placed them in custody. It is suspected that the network has been operating in the nineteenth arrondissement for several months.
Newspaper Le Parisien, quoted a source close to the case who said the dealers would have sold the drugs for about €600,000 ($810,000).