Cross-border heroin trafficker detained by French police

A 55-year-old woman from Nice was arrested by French police last week and admitted bringing cocaine by train from Ventimiglia to Nice Riquier by train over a period of several months.

She is suspected of making the trip twice each week, over a period of at least six months. When stopped at Nice Riquier railway station she was carrying 11.6 grammes of heroin. She told police that she has trafficked 240 grammes of the drug over the last six months.

Detainee in handcuffs

She said that the heroin was mainly for her own use, but admitted to supplying it to clients in Nice.