17 people in police custody, drugs and weapons seized during a Place Nette operation in Haute-Loire

17 people in police custody, drugs and weapons seized during a Place Nette operation in Haute-Loire
17 people in police custody, drugs and weapons seized during a Place Nette operation in Haute-Loire

Since Tuesday and until Friday, around 200 gendarmes have been deployed every day in an anti-narcotics plan. The results are substantial.

The 36 gendarmes of the Guépard squadron, mobile gendarmes from Versailles (Yvelines) were deployed on Wednesday, on the second day of Operation Place Nette, in the SNCF station of Bas-Monistrol-sur-Loire.

A helicopter as reinforcement this Thursday

The day before, the deployment of 210 gendarmes in the three districts of Haute-Loire made it possible to check 475 people and 300 vehicles and place 17 people in police custody. A rifle, a car, 10 grams of heroin and 250 grams of cannabis were seized during the first day. This is the strength of Place Net operations: mobilizing large numbers of people over a long period of time.
On Wednesday evening, the prefect of Haute-Loire, Yvan Cordier, and Colonel Christophe Marboutin, commander of the Haute-Loire gendarmerie group, presented the results of the first of four days of operation Place Net. If the press conference took place on the platform of the Bas-Monistrol railway station, during the control of passengers, it was to send a strong message: that of controlling the flows, through which drugs arrive in Haute-Loire , by the police. “Drug trafficking is an activity that seeks new markets,” said the prefect.

We noticed that there are small communities where deals are held, because they are discreet places. We remain very vigilant in rural areas which can be areas of conquest, but also areas of withdrawal or even hiding.

“We are targeting Uber shit in particular,” indicates Colonel Christophe Marboutin. These drug delivery drivers who work on small orders are looking for new markets.
If on Tuesday, Operation Net Place was concentrated on the east of the department, with significant checks carried out on the RN 88, on Wednesday, nine checkpoints were in place in the department. This made it possible to arrest a person wanted for aggravated thefts committed in the Loire. Four preliminary investigations have already been opened for drug trafficking. Today, Thursday, a helicopter from the gendarmerie aerial section is expected to reinforce the work of the ground forces.

Celine Demars

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