Norwegian-Albanian man confesses to drug smuggling after police find 70 kilos of heroin in his car

Drug smugglingPhoto / Illustration: Kripos / NTB
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A Norwegian citizen who was arrested in Germany in June, after the police found 70 kilos of heroin in his car, admitted to drug smuggling.

The young man is a Norwegian-Albanian in his 20s who lives in Eastern Norway.

He was arrested on June 17 together with another Norwegian in the German city of Aachen shortly after they had crossed the border from Belgium, according to TV 2.

When they were stopped, police found nearly 70 kilos of heroin hidden in the car.

The man is said to have claimed that he did not know about the heroin in the car, but now he has partially backtracked on his claims.

Up to 16 years of prison

“My client only confessed to knowing about the drugs. He didn’t confess about knowing what type of drug he was transporting,” lawyer Patrik Lundevall-Unger told the TV channel.

The Norwegian lawyer is now negotiating with the German prosecuting authority about what punishment his client should get.

The penalty for drug smuggling of such a scale is imprisonment in Germany for up to 16 years.

The case, which is part of a larger international investigation, will go to court in December.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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