Offenburg/Weil am Rhein (dpa/lsw) - During a joint search at the border, German and French police officers found drugs and a lot of cash, among other things. During the action on Friday, which lasted about six hours, the officers seized small amounts of drugs, the police said on Saturday. Because the police officers also found an unannounced large sum of cash in a trunk, customs investigated on suspicion of money laundering. On the French side, a driver must expect to be charged because he was behind the wheel under the influence of drugs.
In order to get quickly from one control station to the next, the federal police in Offenburg (Ortenau district) and Weil am Rhein (Lörrach district) used two helicopters. Places in France were also flown to.
The joint campaign took place for the second time. The first collaboration of this kind was in September last year. This is an important step to "strengthen cooperation with the French police authorities," said a police spokeswoman.