Norwegian-Iraqi man sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for importing drugs from Sweden

Norwegian laws - verdict - courtPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

In August, a Norwegian-Iraqi man was stopped with 85,000 Rivotril tablets in Halden after a trip to Sweden. He has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.

According to the verdict, the man said he had some shoeboxes for a friend’s friend. When he examined the boxes during a stop just before he crossed the border, he discovered that the boxes contained pill jars. 

Nevertheless, he chose to cross the border at Svinesund. He was stopped at the crossing, and 850 jars with 100 Rivotril tablets in each were found.

The man did not plead guilty, but Halden District Court concluded that he considered it possible that the tablets contained drugs but that he still made the conscious choice to cross the border.

Reduced penalty

His penalty was reduced since he provided interesting information to the police about names, telephone numbers, and other things about the alleged culprits. 

He also received a penalty reduction since the strain on him and his family has become great due to threats from the culprits.

According to the verdict, the wife and children have decided to move to Sweden because of the threats.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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