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Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket, rented a small suburban house in suburban Gentilly south of Paris the week before the attack and filled it with an impressive arsenal of late-model weapons, police said Wednesday.
In addition to the weapons, investigators are painstakingly following the money trail. Former drug-dealing associates of Coulibaly told AP he was selling marijuana and hashish in the Paris suburbs as recently as a month ago. Multiple French news accounts have said the Kouachi brothers sold knockoff sporting goods made in China.
Crepin said police believe the killers didn't have the resources to bankroll the terrorist operation on their own. Not only was there the cost of weapons, ammunition and equipment to cover, he said, but also money needed to rent suspected hideouts like the one in Gentilly and to pay their living expenses.