“The investigation entrusted to the Judicial Investigation Department for Finance (SEJF, in French) made it possible to establish a link between this discovery and an organized criminal network to launder proceeds of various crimes,” the ministry said in a statement.
Today, before 10:00 AM (09:00 AM, in Lisbon), in the south of Polo, on the highway to Spain, customs officials in Perthos (Western Pyrenees) inspected a truck registered in Germany.
Thanks to a dog trained to sniff out drugs, they discover a double wall in which money and porters hide.
The truck driver has been taken into custody pending appearance [no tribunal] Scheduled for May 3, ”explains the note, which does not specify the driver’s nationality.
Olivier DeSoubet, Minister Delegate responsible for public accounts, congratulated the process, noting that in 2020, “French customs officials objected to 59.5 million euros for breaching the declarative obligation and money laundering.”
In November 2020, Pearhus customs officials confiscated 1.4 tons of cannabis at the French-Spanish border.