Two soldiers, attached to the Directorate-general for external security (DGSE), have been recently indicted and arrested for " attempted voluntary homicide in band organized." According to Le Parisien, they are suspected of having planned a murder outside the framework of their functions. The two men, aged 28 and 25 years old, are assigned to the centre parachute training specializing in Saran (Loiret), which depends on the CCD, the spy service French.
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They were arrested on board a stolen vehicle in Créteil (Val-de-Marne) on the 24th of July. A third suspect, whose profile is not yet known, was arrested two days later in this case and is also being prosecuted for " attempted voluntary homicide in band organized." All three are also put in examination for " concealment in organised theft, transport, acquisition, possession of firearms of category B ", which includes the handguns (pistol, revolver) and shoulder (rifle...), and " criminal association for the commission of these crimes and offences to be punished ten years of imprisonment ".
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A similar case in 2018
The center at which the two members are attached is one of three in France of the service action of the DGSE, in charge of clandestine operations made famous by the hit series The Office of the legends. The other centres are based in Quélern, near Brest, and Espira-de-l Agly (Pyrenees-Orientales). In September 2018, two former members of this service action had been in the crosshairs of justice in the framework of an investigation on a planned assassination of an opponent of the congolese, general Ferdinand Mbaou, a refugee in France in 1997. These two ex-agents had been put in put review in Lyon for alleged "criminal conspiracy" and " possession of explosives ". But, in march 2019, the body of one of them had been found, riddled with bullets, on a car park in the Savoie.