A 41-year-old man, well known to the police and justice services, was arrested in the 8th arrondissement this Thursday afternoon, during a simple check. Olivier S., was equipped with a stocked semi-automatic handgun, specifies a source close to the case, confirming information of the JDD. He was placed in police custody in the premises of the district police station, before being taken to those of the first judicial police district (DPJ), responsible for this investigation.
It was during a patrol that a police crew from the Territorial Contact Brigade (BTC) on the Champs-Élysées had its attention drawn, around 3:30 p.m., by a man who had just parked his powerful Yamaha TMax scooter. on Avenue Montaigne.
Equipped with a requisition from the public prosecutor’s office, given that the area is known to be the scene of numerous thefts, particularly of luxury watches, the police decide to carry out a check on this man. The latter seems stressed and claims not to have any dangerous object on him. However, the police noticed, when he opened his bag that he was carrying across his shoulder, that a firearm was inside. It is a Glock 26 stocked with seven 45 caliber cartridges. Olivier S. also had on him a luxury Richard Mille watch, estimated at 200,000 euros, as well as a little less than 2,000 euros in cash. .
Indicted in drug trafficking case
The forty-year-old was indicted in the summer of 2019 in a case of cocaine trafficking between Paris and Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), recalls The JDD. At his Parisian home, investigators got their hands on an AR-15 type semi-automatic rifle as well as a 9 mm caliber semi-automatic pistol. Investigations are still ongoing in this case.
The name of Olivier S., nicknamed “Paulo”, also appears in the investigation into the murder of a young 31-year-old real estate agent, Ruben Azoulay, shot dead by several attackers on May 24 on the boulevard de Courcelles in Paris (17th century). One of the avenues studied by the investigators of the criminal brigade of the judicial police is that of a wrong target: the killers would have confused the victim with Olivier S. The attackers quickly fled on board two scooters, which were found sprinkled with fire extinguisher powder. They then allegedly got into a car, before disappearing. The investigation is also still in this case.
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