French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

The man stole the cocaine from the Paris police headquarters

Friday, March 17, 2017

A French policeman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after stealing nearly 50 kilograms of cocaine.

The man was an anti-drugs policeman and he stole the drugs from a safe in the Paris force's headquarters in 2014, according to The Local.

During the trial the security guards described how they saw Jonathan Guyot entering the building late at night, which was the same time that the drugs went missing. He then left the building with two bags. 

The cocaine was worth around €2 million (£1.7 million) and when he was arrested by police a week after the incident he had €24,000 (£21,000) in cash. 

Prosecutors also said the man had the code for the safe saved in his phone. 

Two of the policeman's childhood friends were also prosecuted for handling stolen goods or money-laundering.

The judge said the policeman had been proved guilty "beyond a shadow of a doubt" over the crime. 

Despite being proved guilty, Guyot still denied the crime yet said: "I'm unable to excuse myself, so I can't ask [my family and friends] to excuse me."

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