Aged 80 years-old, a tenor of the French Connection in Marseille surrenders after 12 years on the run

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Jean Guy, 80 years-old,  went to the police station of Nîmes (in the South) and still has to be transferred towards Marseille to be presented to the parquet.

Considered as a key-figure of the French Connection, a criminal organization which inspired several movies and which channelled through some drug between Marseille and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, the octogenarian was condemned many times for international drug traffickings.

In 1987, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison in Switzerland after the discovery of a heroin manufacturing laboratory. His sentence was then extended after his extradition to France.

In 2006, he escaped from the psychiatric hospital of Aix-en-Provence where he was hospitalized after a suicide attempt in prison. On 5 July 2007, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Criminal Court of Marseille for being one of the instigators of a large international cocaine trafficking between South America and the Italian Camorra .

In this traffic, the drug was bought from Colombian cartels and then passed through Spain and the south of France before reaching Italy.
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