The two men arrested on Wednesday in northern France after the theft of 22 bicycles of Italian cyclists during the World Track Cycling Championships in Roubaix appeared before the court on Friday, which gave them a break to prepare their defense, reports AFP .

The two individuals, an 18-year-old Frenchman and a 20-year-old Bosnian, are known to police for multiple thefts. They will remain in custody pending a new hearing, scheduled for December 10 at 14:00 (13:00 GMT) in Lille (northern France).

Arrested in Besançon (east) on Wednesday morning, according to a judicial police statement, they are suspected of links to the theft of the 22 bicycles of the Italian track cycling team on the night of October 22 to 23 during the World Championship in Rubaix, an injury estimated at 400,000 euros.

On October 29, “21 bicycles were found by the Romanian authorities, who then made four arrests,” the French judicial police added, according to Agerpres.

According to DIICOT, prosecutors detained four people for forming an organized criminal group, trafficking in high-risk and high-risk drugs, introduction of high-risk and high-risk drugs in the country, possession of high-risk and high-risk drugs for consumption own and qualified theft with very serious consequences.

Investigators say that in the first part of the year the four formed a criminal group through which they introduced high-risk drugs in Romania, respectively cocaine, which they later sold in Vrancea and Bacău.

Also, the prosecutors discovered that the group capitalized in Romania stolen goods from various European countries.

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