Nice coup carried out by the Force Crime Intelligence Unit (FCIU) of the Central Barracks, yesterday, Tuesday July 9. A zamal trafficking network, operating on the Mauritius-Reunion axis, was dismantled.

Charles Andy Toolsee and his son, Megan Toolsee, Stephano Marjolin and Jean Ricardo Mars will all be charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. Their arrest follows an operation led by Inspector Mohes, under the supervision of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mooniaruth of the FCIU, in collaboration with the participation of Officer Chakoree of the Maritime Intelligence Cell (MIC). According to the first elements of the investigation, it appears that these four men were preparing to go to Reunion Island to buy a shipment of zamal.

It all started when the police, with the support of the MRA's CANS, intercepted a boat off the coast of Pointe-aux-Sables. On board was Charles Andy Toolsee, a 42-year-old skipper. In his presence, the police searched the boat during which officers found 16 cans of fuel and a quantity of food for the crew's supplies. When questioned about the reason for his sea trip, the skipper admitted that he was waiting for an accomplice, Stephano Marjolin, for a trip to Reunion Island to pick up a shipment of zamal. The latter was to bring the money to buy the drugs and a GPS device to facilitate the transaction.

After his arrest, Charles Andy Toolsee cooperated with the police. An operation was then mounted in Pointe-aux-Sables, where two other suspects were pinned in an SUV. Jean Ricardo Mars, 47, and Louis Stephano Marjolin, 45, were there. Subjected to a search, the police found bundles of euro notes, totaling 20,000. This large sum of money was placed under seal by the police. They also recovered two passports from the suspects. “Mo pe amene sa pou aster zamal la Reunion,” Louis Stephano Marjolin confessed to the officers. He then explained that he was preparing to meet Charles Andy Toolsee and the latter's son.

The police then went after Megan Toolsee, 21, the skipper's son. After his arrest, he said he planned to go to the sister island, with his father and Stephano Marjolin, to retrieve the drugs. The police suspect the four individuals of being behind the acts of vandalism targeting a Safe City camera, about a week ago, in the Pointe-aux-Sables region. The goal was to prevent the would-be drug couriers from being spotted by police cameras when they were about to take the road to their boat before beginning their sea crossing to Reunion Island.

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