Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Amiens police boast massive heroin find

Share this article

11:56 CET+01:00
Authorities in Amiens, northern France have seized 18 kilograms of heroin, with a market value of €350,000, from the back seat of a car.

A riot squad patrolling the area was alerted to the car when a member of the public reported it as suspicious.

Upon searching the car, abandoned by its driver, the squad found packets of white power, later confirmed to be heroin, on the back seat.

The area's police chief, Jean-Francois Cordet, said the haul was the result of “daily patrolling of the neighbourhood” put in place since August’s violent riots, in which 16 officers were injured.

Cordet claimed the crime rate in general had decreased since September this year, with the number of burnt out cars and bins at an annual low.

“We have been able to arrest quite a few people and as a consequence make the area more secure, bit by bit,” said Cordet.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

Is this the world's most international business school?

It's not just one of the world's leading business schools. It's also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

Advertisement
Advertisement
3,533 Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement