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Man falls from third floor trying to spit on cops

A 27-year-old from eastern France was left regretting his actions this week when he tried to impress his friends by spitting on police from his balcony, but ended up falling to the ground three stories below.

Man falls from third floor trying to spit on cops
An attempt to spit on a police car landed one man in hospital. Photo: AFP

A young Frenchman was left seriously injured when he fell from the third story balcony at his home in eastern France this week.

He had invited his friends round to his house in the town of Colmar, eastern France to celebrate France’s national day on July 14th.

According to reports in the French media the man was stood on his balcony at around 2am when he spotted a police car coming down the street.

He leaned back preparing to unleash a volley of phlegm onto the cops below, but as he lurched forward he went over the balcony railings and fell, luckily landing in some bushes.

He was rushed to hospital suffering from a serious head injury and multiple fractures.

In another strange twist, when police questioned the shocked friends up on the balcony, officers realized that one of them had been on the run for several months.

He was arrested and hauled off to prison.

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CRIME

French police seize 2.4 tonnes of cannabis near Bordeaux

France’s Economy Minister has praised the work of Bordeaux law officers, after they seized more than 2.4 tonnes of cannabis resin with an estimated street value in excess of €19 million.

French police seize 2.4 tonnes of cannabis near Bordeaux

Bruno Le Maire and Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal in a joint statement: “Once again, Customs distinguished itself with an exceptional seizure of cannabis, recalling its key role in the fight against drug trafficking. We congratulate the customs officers for their daily commitment to the protection of our fellow citizens.”

Two people were taken into custody after officers stopped a lorry from Spain on the A63, near the Saugnac-et-Muret toll area, just south of Bordeaux, on Monday.

According to Le Figaro, the drugs were hidden in side compartments of the lorry, and concealed by its stated load of wheat, and were discovered by a sniffer dog during the stop.

In total, 2,414.8kg of cannabis resin and 9.75kg of cannabis herb were intercepted by the Bordeaux brigade, with an estimated value of more than €19 million on the illicit market.

Since the end of July, 2022, Customs officials have seized nearly 73 tonnes of drugs, including 41.2 tonnes of cannabis.

The French drugs squad is now investigating to determine the point of origin of the drugs, as well as their destination and the crime network behind the smuggling attempt.

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