A senior French police chief was arrested on Thursday and could face charges of corruption, drug trafficking and money laundering.
French radio claimed the case against Michel Neyret, a deputy chief of the city of Lyon judicial police, could become a “scandal” of great magnitude. His wife was also arrested
Police sources said other officers could also be questioned in connection with the case and on Friday morning three senior police officers were arrested, two in Lyon and one in Grenoble.
The investigations reportedly focus on possible links between police officers and criminals.
France’s Interior Minister Claude Guéant said “appropriate action” would be taken against the officers if they are found guilty,