By Simon Louvet
A 35-year-old man was arrested with 32,000 euros in cash in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, Saturday January 9, 2021.
He should not have burned orange fires: a man was arrested with a large sum of cash, on the night of Friday 8 to Saturday 9 January 2021, in Paris. The man, known to be linked to organized crime, said he won at the casino.
Bundles of banknotes of 50 to 500 euros
On patrol in the capital under curfew, police officers from the Directorate of Public Order and Traffic were attracted by a car passing several orange lights at 4.45 a.m. on Saturday, rue de Courcelles in the 8th arrondissement. They decide to control it.
While carrying out the check, the police spotted several bundles of banknotes between the two front seats of the car. While searching the driver, the officers discover other bundles on him. Tickets range from 50 to 500 euros. The man is taken to the police station.
The suspect, 35, linked to organized crime
On site, a count is made: 32,000 euros in cash. The sum, very large and unusual, requires justification. Aged 35, the owner of the bundles claims to have won a large sum at the casino, which he says has gone up in fractions in Paris.
An explanation that does not convince the investigators, given the profile of the suspect: the man is known to the police for acts related to organized crime. An investigation is underway to find out where the money comes from, seized by the police in the 8th arrondissement while waiting for the owner to provide them with proof of this impressive jackpot.