Former SOS-Racisme head held in drugs case

7th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 7 (AFP) - Fode Sylla, former head of the French anti-racism group SOS-Racisme, was being held by police Tuesday in an investigation into drugs trafficking, officials said.

PARIS, June 7 (AFP) - Fode Sylla, former head of the French anti-racism group SOS-Racisme, was being held by police Tuesday in an investigation into drugs trafficking, officials said.  

The Senegalese-born activist was detained at his home in the Paris suburb of Montreuil-sous-Bois on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine. Earlier police found a large quantity of the drug at another address.  

Sylla, 42, ran SOS-Racisme from 1993 to 1999 and is now president of its international federation. He was also a Communist member of the European parliament until last year.

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