“I performed, I misplaced, I assume”…. So spoke the primary suspect to investigators in custody.
Oumar, a 27-year-old inhabitant of Excursions (Indre-et-Loire), was sentenced to three years in jail and a high quality of 1,000 euros, Tuesday, August 25, for detention, transport of weapons of conflict and affiliation of criminals in a case that appears a bit like a puzzle to which items are lacking, as recalled by the general public prosecutor initially of his requisitions earlier than the Versailles Legal Court docket (Yvelines):
We’ve got on this case a rental automotive left in self-service beneath the towers of a metropolis of Trappes, and defendants who appear to have arrived on this case nearly inadvertently “.
Two different protagonists have been convicted on this case.
Mustapha, a 27-year-old Trappist accused of being the driving force of the automobile carrying the weapon, was sentenced to 10 months' imprisonment, appropriate for conversion, and three,000 euros in high quality.
Suspected of being the client of the weapon, a father of Ponthévrard 48 years previous was sentenced to 90 days fines of 25 euros to be paid.
His prints have been discovered on the set off and the cannon of this assault rifle, suggesting he might need used it.
Going through the court docket, he defined that he and his son have been approached at Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines by full strangers that day, who allegedly provided to purchase this rifle.
His fingerprints have been reportedly discovered on the gun whereas trying to tear it from his son's arms. “It's a bit like he ended up with that weapon in his arms,” summed up the prosecutor, who didn’t faux to imagine his model.
Solely “worry” would clarify why he didn’t notify the gendarmerie instantly.
That is the type of toy that we noticed throughout the Bataclan assault, “nonetheless, recalled the president of the court docket, describing the weapon on the coronary heart of all investigations.
He might have added that it was additionally with this kind of automated weapon that the Kouachi brothers had carried out the Charlie Hebdo assault.
Pursued by the gendarmes, they throw a machine gun in a rush in a backyard
This case begins on January 20, 2019 with a banal pace management close to Rambouillet.
The gendarmes certainly spot a grey Peugeot 308 in extra of pace. The automobile refuses to conform. A chase then begins which can initially flip to the benefit of the fugitives.
Arrived close to Sonchamp, one of many protagonists exits the automobile and throws a bag and laptop computer over the perimeter wall of a property.
The weapon, probably imported from Balkans in accordance with specialists, was in good working order when the gendarmes recovered it from the backyard of this pavilion.
Within the case thrown by the criminals, the troopers of the motorized brigade will discover an assault rifle, two magazines, and a field of ammunition.
It’s truly a Kalashnikov-type submachine gun with telescopic sight, caliber 222 Remington.
Oumar and Mustapha, the 2 important protagonists on this case, can be arrested later, on the premise of the exploitation of DNA analyzes and the cellular phone present in Sonchamp, the place they took care to desert their automotive.
“Risking 10 years in jail for 300 euros, that appears loopy” “
Arrived in France on the age of 11 from Guinea Conakry, Oumar has refugee standing. Movies of him displaying off a Kalashnikov in a big Mercedes sedan have been discovered on his telephone.
I used to be provided to ship it to Dreux, “the younger man defined of the weapon.
The day earlier than his chase with the gendarmes, the Tourangeau had come to Trappes to search for a weapon that he was to ship to a mysterious sponsor.
He then referred to as Mustapha, his buddy from Trappes, to pay him a room on the Appart'Metropolis de Saint-Cyr l'Ecole along with his bank card and drive him to this lodge.
My shopper has by no means used this weapon, he by no means even took it out of its holster, “pleaded his lawyer, recalling the troublesome life course of his shopper.
He defined that he needed to obtain 300 euros for this supply.
A determine that appeared fanciful to the general public prosecutor. “Risking 10 years in jail for 300 euros sounds loopy. He’s a real gun fanatic. He clearly has a eager curiosity in handguns, ”mentioned the general public prosecutor when handing in his requisitions, which amounted to four years in jail.
And to proceed: “You recalled the horrible episodes of Bataclan, Mr. Choose. However these weapons are additionally used in all places in France in settling scores ”, recalled the Justice of the Peace of the general public prosecution.
The prosecution was asking for a 10-year inadmissibility towards the arms trafficker, however the court docket didn’t comply with up on the latter level.