Young Senegalese have a virtual monopoly on crack trafficking in the north-east of Paris. And their operational mode is changing: Drug lords rely on illegals to run the day-to-day business.
Located between Louis-Blanc and the Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad, this is the epicenter of drug dealing which has become entrenched in the north-east of Paris. For years already, depending on police pressure and complaints from exasperated residents, the “market” evolves regularly, either towards the Porte de la Chapelle and “crack hill” dismantled at the end of 2019, the Rosa-Parks station tunnel evacuated in September, or the Eole Gardens currently the eye of the storm.
But the metro station Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad is known as “Stalincrack” where consumers and dealers end up meeting.
The seizures by law enforcement of criminal assets from Senegalese dealers are however ridiculous. And when the police manage to get their hands on drug money, it is always small change because dealers readily accept a barter: Restaurant tickets, clothes, telephones, stolen food or sexual services for a “hit” with devastating effects.
Through a compensation system, all the money earned goes back to Senegal to be invested and to feed the family, French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche reported.
The city of Louga in particular and the north-west of Senegal in general is the home port of these mostly illegal migrants. They are known as modou, taken from the local Wolof language, meaning that these itinerant vendors came to seek their fortune in Europe. Lately, there are a hundred of them taking turns to supply the sector of the Eole Gardens.
“They are never violent, admitted Police Commissioner Prieur. “They do everything to stay under our radar. It’s complicated to work on them because they live in isolation, have no papers to identify them, no bank account to go through, no car to run, often no fixed address.”
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