Six men aged 18 to 51 have been sentenced for drug trafficking to terms ranging from six months’ imprisonment at home to 18 months in prison, eight of which are suspended, details the Dijon public prosecutor Eric Mathais in a press release, this Friday. Two other youths asked for time to prepare their defense. They have been placed under arrest warrant and will be tried on July 28. A 17 year old minor was placed in a closed educational center.
In the other part of the investigation into the violence that took place from 12 to 15 June in Dijon, which concerns the possession of weapons, five other people, aged 21 to 41 years and living in Côte d’Or, suffered from 3 to six months of house arrest with bracelet or 140 hours of community service. All are prohibited from carrying or holding a weapon for five years.
Arrested during weapons search operations
All these people had been arrested during arms search operations, four in less than a week (Friday June 19, as well as last Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), which had been triggered following the disturbances that had occurred in particular in the sensitive Grésilles district.
In the evening of Monday, June 15, hooded men appeared on videos fitted with what appeared to be assault rifles or automatic pistols, fake or real. The prosecutor recently pointed out that some of these images had not been filmed in Dijon.
Nine people were arrested during the Monday operation and eight during the Wednesday morning operation, followed by another arrest later in the day.
Fourteen people had been taken into custody until Friday. Three were released and released while a final was called on July 2 for ” participation with a weapon in a crowd by a person deliberately concealing his face ».
The violence in Grésilles and Chenôve, in the outskirts, had taken place after a series of reprisals launched by members of the Chechen community, who wanted to take revenge on the aggression of a teenager whom they attribute to dealers in sizzles.
In the investigation into these facts, six Chechens were arrested on Thursday June 18. Two were exonerated, while the other four were indicted, including three placed in pre-trial detention. The fourth suspect remained free under judicial supervision.