14 Arrested in Frech Anti-Terror Probe 04/26 06:20
PARIS (AP) -- French police have arrested 10 people in an investigation of
suspected suppliers of weapons to one of the attackers who killed 17 people at
Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in January 2015, the Paris
prosecutors' office said Wednesday.
Separately, police have also arrested four people in an anti-terror probe in
the town of Trappes west of Paris, the prosecutors' office said. It said those
arrests were unrelated to the weapons probe, but gave no additional details.
Arrests in the weapons investigation started Monday, with more on Tuesday
and Wednesday morning, the prosecutors' office said.
The arrests targeted people suspected of involvement in supplying weapons to
Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four people in a hostage-taking at the Hypercacher
market in eastern Paris and a policewoman in another incident before dying in a
shootout with police.
Coulibaly was an associate of brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, who killed
12 at Charlie Hebdo's Paris office and also were killed in a shootout.
The arrests come amid heightened security to protect the French presidential
election ahead of the second round of voting May 7. A meeting of President
Francois Hollande's national security council reviewed security plans on
Wednesday and the French leader asked for continued vigilance, a statement from
the presidential palace said.