Go-fast, seizures of narcotics, possession of false papers, foreigners in an irregular situation, wanted persons, drunken driving, refusal to comply… such is the hectic daily life of the border police services which have had to recently faced two more delicate interventions. They are now demanding additional staff through the Alliance union.
This Saturday, May 7, at the start of the evening, PAF agents were posted at the height of the large Boulou toll gate as part of the temporary restoration of internal border controls extended until November, when the driver of a Peugeot 208, arriving from Spain with two passengers on board, forced the roadblock. And fled in the direction of Perpignan, despite the use of the interception portcullis.
As soon as chased, the motorist then tries to hit the police vehicles several times who finally observe a distance while alerting their Aude colleagues in order to set up a slowdown at the level of the Narbonne Est exit. However, the fugitive zigzags between the other users, enters the emergency stop lane where she almost hits the police and manages to escape. However, the vehicle and the three suspects are found a few moments later when they have just been victims of an accident. In the immediate vicinity, the police discovered 40 kilos of cannabis resin and arrested the suspects.
The trafficker crosses the A9 on foot with two large sports bags
On the night of Monday May 9 to Tuesday May 10, PAF agents spotted a suspicious vehicle, with two occupants, parked in the parking lot at the Boulou tollbooth. And all the more so as the Peugeot 308 has been constantly going back and forth between Spain and France in the previous hours. And that the connection is made with another driver who, according to a witness, abandoned his vehicle a little earlier on the highway, crossed the lanes with two large sports bags and was picked up by another motorist from the other side. The Peugeot 308, obviously the opening car, then left the car park, made three laps around the roundabout when an Opel arrived and refused to submit to the check. Caught up, the driver pretends to comply, stops and then starts again with a bang before going to hit a police vehicle which was trying to stop him. In the trunk, the respondent, without a license, was carrying 20 kg of herbal cannabis.
Following these events, National Police Alliance 66 “once again draws the attention of the authorities to the risks to which the police are subjected“and ask”isn’t the fight against drug trafficking a national cause?”. The syndicate “thus requires a significant contribution of personnel in residence to the PAF brigade of Perthus which has lost nearly 25% of its personnel from the supervisory corps while paradoxically, its missional responsibilities inherent in border guards have not ceased to increase”.