Around 1,000 weapons seized by police

Police in Hønefoss has seized more weaponsPolice in Hønefoss has seized more weapons.Photo: Politiet / NTB scanpix

Police have seized almost 1,000 weapons from 15 to 20 people in a crackdown in recent months. The case is being investigated by Hønefoss police, and more than half of the weapons were found in  the possession of two people.

The investigation has been ongoing on since the beginning of 2016, the police uncovered several cases involving serious violations of weapons laws, reported the Southeast police.

-As a result of the investigation so far police have indicted a number of individuals. Two people have been detained from April to August in this case, said police attorney Hans-Petter Aasen of South-Eastern Police District.

Assault Weapons

The case deals with everything from heavy machine guns to pistols and revolvers. The two who have been remanded in custody had between 500 and 600 weapons which were immediately ceased upon discovery .

They are charged with violations of Penal Code Section 191, which includes illegal dealings with guns and carries a maximum sentence of six years imprisonment.
The case involves people from both Hønefoss region and other areas of the country, police said.

Different environments

It concerns both individuals who are known to the police from the past and people who are not, and the case has branched into several different environments.

– This is a serious case involving a large number of people. The seizures are so large that it shows that the handling and storage has a particularly large scale.

As a result of the case and good policing it has brought up cases in several places around the country. This is a very serious matter and it is very important for the police to identify the origin of the various weapons and  parts, said police attorney Aasen.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today




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