Two lawyers and five others sued after major drug seizure – NRK Troms – Local News, TV and Radio


– The Attorney General has ordered the prosecution of five people for the importation, storage and sale of amphetamines, or participation in them. This applies to three Norwegian citizens, one German and one Bulgarian citizen. The drug has arrived in Tromsø on two occasions, a 17-kilogram party in the fall of 2016 and a 70-kilogram party in the fall of 2017. These people are said to have exercised their actions as part of the activities of an organized criminal group, says the promoter in Troms and Finnmark Hugo Henstein.

There are a total of five people now in charge, including three men from Tromsø – two of them former lawyers. One of them acknowledged the treatment with almost two pounds of amphetamine.

Both lawyers placed the custody in custody for a long time in 2018. Eight people were initially indicted in the complex of cases, and the police wanted seven of them to be prosecuted.

– It will be considered an accusation against another person for the same relationship. This applies to a German citizen who is currently in custody in Spain, but is expected to be transferred to Norway first. For another defendant, a German citizen, the criminal case is transferred to the German authorities for further follow-up. For one of the accused, an accusation is added that, as a lawyer, he has committed fraud and embezzlement, the Public Prosecutor's Office informs him.

I risk many years in prison

The five, even the two tromsoo lawyers, are charged with section 232 of the Penal Code. It deals with serious drug-related crime and has a sentence of up to ten years in prison.

One of the lawyers is also accused of paragraph 231 for illegally keeping 43 grams of cocaine. For it also receives paragraph 79. It deals with the "person who has been guilty of various offenses, repetitions and organized crime." Here the penalty can be doubled, but not more than six years.

The release of what police believe to be an international amphetamine distribution network began with the arrest of a Serbian in a hotel room in the center of Tromsø in the fall of 2017. In the hotel room, police found 66 kilograms of amphetamine.

The biggest seizure in Norway in 2017

It is the largest amphetamine carrier that was manufactured in Norway in 2017, and is time consuming in northern Norway.

Research shows that the huge amount of medicine was destined for the northern Norwegian market.

The police district of Troms was aided by the Trøndelag police district, the Finnmark police district, Kripos and the German authorities in the investigation.

The case arose in the District Court of North Troms on September 30, and is marked by five weeks for the case.


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