One of the directors of the Ag2r team, Laurent Biondi, has been arrested in his house in Grenoble on Wednesday, suspected of being involved in a large Franco-Belgian drug trafficking ring. According to an article in L'Equipe, Biondi will be transferred to Bordeaux on Monday where he will be heard by the judge in charge of the investigation. Another person, not involved in professional cycling, was also arrested and will appear in Bordeaux.
The investigation started in January and has so far involved 18 people, eight of whom are still in custody. Besides Biondi, former pro Laurent Roux and his brother Fabien have been arrested and are being held separately in southwestern France. The latter two are suspected to be at the centre of the drug ring.