the mayor of Avallon positioned in pre-trial detention following her police custody | EUROtoday

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The tranquility of the small city of Avallon (Yonne) was modified in seventy-two hours. That is to say the period of the police custody of its mayor, Jamilah Habsaoui (DVG), arrested Sunday morning as a part of an investigation into drug trafficking. At the top of those three days and two nights of hearings, the 46-year-old councilor was indicted and positioned in pre-trial detention on Wednesday April 10 within the early night, as indicated by the Auxerre prosecutor's workplace in a Press launch.

After being heard, behind closed doorways, by the choose of freedoms and detention of the Auxerre judicial court docket, she was incarcerated. She is just not the one particular person accused on this case: 4 different folks had been additionally indicted for drug trafficking and positioned in pre-trial detention, whereas a ultimate particular person was launched, below judicial supervision, for medical causes. . Among these individuals are two of M’s Habsaoui, who was not the precedence goal of the gendarmerie analysis brigade of Avallon (6,000 inhabitants). One particularly was already identified to the courts for drug instances, which the gendarmes. Contacted, his lawyer, Me Steeve Ruben, signifies that his consumer “disputes the facts with which he is accused, and that this file is only of interest due to the quality of one of the indictments. »

A particularity of the case made this investigation, initiated in October 2023, particularly sensitive: the brothers of the elected official could “engage in the habitual purchase and resale of narcotics from their sister’s home”once more in keeping with the statements of the Public Prosecutor of Auxerre, Hugues de Phily.

70 kg of hashish resin, 983 grams of cocaine

The assets applied for the investigations had been elevated tenfold through the operation launched on Sunday April 7, at 6 a.m. In complete, 75 troopers had been mobilized, with the supply of sniffer canine and reinforcement from the Dijon analysis part. The framework of this spectacular intervention is just not trivial: it’s a part of an operation referred to as “XXL Net Square” promoted by the Ministry of the Interior, underway on this space for a number of days.

From a supply near the investigation, it’s indicated that this file, actually “already well advanced”was included within the scope of a “Clear Place” operation to extend the outcomes: the investigators, though they undoubtedly anticipated to uncover narcotics, had maybe not anticipated the extent of their discoveries throughout their intervention.

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