What the Occitanie papers said on Wednesday


Toulouse police discovered a “field” of 1,200 cannabis plants ready to be harvested in a garden in the district of Ginestous.

Several people suspected of drug trafficking were arrested at Boulou with 2 million euros of cash in their car.  The haul was found at the Spanish border in the Pyrénées-Orientales. They are suspected of being part of a vast narcotics trafficking group.

100 firefighters and air assets were working on two simultaneous fires which started in Cabrières, Hérault.

In Occitanie, several small villages face a shortage of doctors. The main issue is how to attract new doctors.  A good example is Mudaison where the municipality renovated a building to accommodate three health professionals.

The video game giant, Ubisoft, inaugurated its new premises in Castelnau-le-Lez just next to Montpellier, a 4500m² studio that will accommodate nearly 150 new employees by 2021 and continue the creation of video games, in particular streaming.

The government have announced a national anti-drug plan in Marseille on 17 September.  There are 55 measures documented to fight Marseille drug trafficking.  Toulouse is the  second largest city in France in terms of drug trafficking.

Around 30 gilets jaunes demonstrators were removed from the ring road at Alès, Gard, after three hours of mobilisation. Located on the RN106 roundabout, they disrupted traffic by turning heavy trucks around.

Emmaus, the online sales site of the association founded by Abbé Pierre, is setting up a “treasure hunt” with a challenge for Internet users: finding the objects donated by celebrities.

Five years after the deadly floods in Lamalou-Les-Bains, the town paid tribute to the four people who were killed there.