According to the Haut-Rhin prefecture, an operation was being conducted in Alsace "in connection with national anti-terrorist procuror's office" that targeted "the ultra-right organization". "The homes of many people" are being searched for weapons during the operation.
The operation was carried out by a Parisian Judge. It "was simultaneously carried out in many places located in both the Bas-Rhin or in the Haut-Rhin", stated the prefecture. This confirms information from the Latest News From Alsace (DNA). It was reported that these "administrative visits", which were carried out in conjunction with the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office, were still being performed at 12:30 p.m.
We were told that 200 gendarmes came from the Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin groups, as well as the research section of Strasbourg. They were supported by the intervention group (GIGN), and assisted by specialized resources. added. According to the prefecture, "These checks and that action relate to illegal acquisition of weapons by individuals connected to the ultra-right movements". However, the prefecture did not immediately indicate if arrests or seizures took place.