The spies can take care of their image, including in TV series, there is always one to spoil the party. Three military paratroopers assigned to the General Directorate of External Security (DGSE), alone have ruined years of communication efforts. They depended on the guard of the Cercottes camp (Loiret), base of the action service of the DGSE in charge of clandestine operations.
Indicted on July 28 at the Paris court, the three men are suspected of attempted murder. After having hesitated between the hypothesis of a misunderstanding linked to a training exercise and a “contract” carried out for a third party outside the DGSE, as has already happened, the justice now leans for a settling of accounts. private order. As stated The Parisian, Monday August 3, these soldiers are also prosecuted for “Car theft, possession of a weapon and criminal association”.
It all started on July 24, in the middle of the day, in the town of Creteil, in Val-de-Marne. Public security officers patrol when their attention is drawn to the suspicious behavior of two men dressed in black in a stationary car. After checking its registration, it appears that the vehicle has been declared stolen. The police intervene and discover a collage of two plates one on the other as well as a firearm. The two individuals are then arrested and placed in police custody.
Those concerned will quickly decline their identity and age; 25 and 28 years old. From a source close to the investigation, it is indicated that these non-commissioned soldiers are not full members of the operational unit of the DGSE, the action service, whose members, older, travel the world for clandestine operations. . These belong to the Command and Logistics Company (CCL), responsible for supporting the big arms of the DGSE: security of the Cercottes camp, folding parachutes, cooking, etc. The rare external missions entrusted to these men, authorized “secret-defense”, are limited to travel to secure embassies abroad.
Questioned as part of the flagrant investigation, these soldiers admitted having participated in a hostile project indirectly involving a woman who lived near the place where their arrest occurred. This person, interviewed in turn, confirmed the existence of a dispute and a threatening context without explaining the reason. Finally, the two suspects ended up revealing to the police the role played by a third soldier in the preparation of this operation. Also assigned to guard the Cercottes camp, the latter was arrested on July 26 and referred the same day as his accomplices. All three were imprisoned.
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