Monday, November 16, 2015

Terror police raid Calais hotel amid fears of jihadi cell trying to sneak into Britain

Heavily-armed officers stormed the budget Belazur Hotel in Calais town centre at 10.30am - one of dozens of raids across France

Belazur Hotel in Calais 

French anti-terrorist police have raided a hotel in Calais today over fears a jihadi cell could be using it as a base to sneak into Britain in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Heavily-armed officers stormed the budget Belazur Hotel in the town centre at 10.30am.

Border police with sniffer dogs then followed the police SWAT teams into the building in Calais, and the area was sealed off to the public.

Officials refused to confirm whether any arrests were made or if weapons and explosives had been seized.
But a police source added: "There are always fears that terrorists are living among the thousands of illegal immigrants in Calais."
  French national and municipal police stand guard outside a commercial center in NIce, France, November 14, 2015, the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris
Police: Officers are raiding locations across France 
Local media have been reporting heavy weapons were found inside the hotel.

There are currently an estimated 6,000 migrants living in a squalid shanty town near the Calais ferry port known as the new jungle.

The operation in Calais came after 168 pre-dawn raids across France earlier today, when they seized a rocket launcher and a huge cache of weapons in Lyon.

The raids come after at least 129 people were killed in a series of attack in Paris on Friday night.

French police have since mounted a huge police operation as they try to track down those behind the atrocities.

One terrorist suspect - Salah Abdeslam - is known to have got away and is now on the run.

Another, believed to be the mastermind behind the attacks , Abdelhamid Abaaoud, is said to be living in Syria.



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