Three more cops held over missing coke haul

Three French police officers were on Saturday brought before judges investigating the theft of more than 50 kilograms of cocaine from police headquarters in Paris last year, a judicial source told AFP.

The three — one a member of the drug squad and the other two posted in the 19th district of Paris — were arrested earlier this week. They could face charges.

Six people have already been charged over the July 2014 theft of cocaine worth 2 million euros ($2.2 million) from a secure room in the police headquarters overlooking the River Seine close to the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The chief suspect, identified as Jonathan G, is a former member of the drug squad who was seen by a police officer leaving the building with bags filled to the brim on the night of the theft.

He has been charged, together his wife and brother, who is also a policeman, and three other people. The 52 kilos (114 pounds) of missing cocaine has yet to be recovered.

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