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French police have confirmed reports that a Kalashnikov assault weapon has been discovered at the home of one of the men suspected of aiding Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel carry out the terror attack in Nice that killed 84 people and left dozens critically injured.
Ramzi A, 22, is known to have been the individual who supplied a pistol to Bouhlel, who used the gun in a confrontation with police after his truck was stopped. He also received several text messages from the killer on the evening of the massacre.
At the end of last week, 200 grams of cocaine were also seized at the same suspect’s address at rue Marceau in Nice. Four other alleged accomplices of Bouhlel remain in police custody and a formal judicial investigation is underway.
The summer tourist season was better than expected thanks to the loyalty of French, Swiss and Italian visitors, according to the latest figures by the Tourism and Congress Department.
Minister of State Pierre Dartout has toured the main construction sites of the Principality, taking stock of the major developments that are currently under way.
It’s been a month of diplomatic accreditations, with several ambassadors officially presenting their credentials in Monaco and internationally.
The crisis brought about by Covid-19 cost the Principality €900 million in profits for the first half of the year, the latest report from IMSEE has revealed.