COUP DE BOL Investigators recognized his face, while the individual had presented false identity documents

Doubs: The brother of the French drug lord arrested by chance during a customs check

A customs officer. (Illustration) — SYSPEO

That’s called having a flair. On the Run and Wanted; for twenty years “for important acts of drug trafficking”, according to the prosecutor of Besançon Etienne Manteaux, the brother of Sofiane Hambli, one of the biggest French drug traffickers , has been arrested totally by chance at the beginning of January during a customs check in the Doubs, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The individual presented false identity documents; Swiss. He then refused. to give his real identity, but the diffusion of his photograph allowed French investigators to recognize him as the brother of Sofiane Hambli, specified the same source.

His brother was arrested in October

The suspect, aged 43 years old, was placed in pre-trial detention and the Besançon public prosecutor's office has opened a judicial investigation for “”possession of false administrative documents”.”The Mulhouse public prosecutor's office will soon notify him of his arrest warrant ;t. He can accept the judgment or oppose and be retried.

His brother, Sofiane Hambli (46 years old) is considered like the drug baron in France. Originally from Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin), he was arrested in October after several months on the run, in a clinic in Tangier (Morocco) where he had been admitted after having been assaulted in the streets of the city.