The Oslo Police’s section for organized crime has arrested almost 50 people in one of the biggest drug cases this year.
The police have been working on the case for over a year, according to TV 2.
“We started the investigation in December 2019,” Kenneth Wilberg, head of the Investigation Section for organized crime at the Oslo police district, said.
The police believe they have uncovered a larger criminal network that engages in both arms and drug trafficking.
They have several dozen suspects and accused in the case.
Throughout 2020, the police have raided several addresses in Innlandet county and Eastern Norway. This has resulted in several seizures of drugs, weapons, and around NOK 4.9 million.
The police believe that the network has been a major player in drug trafficking and that gangs in the Oslo area have been on the customer list.
The criminal network extends over several countries in Europe, and the Norwegian police have cooperated internationally.
The police have identified a 26-year-old Palestinian man who has lived in Norway for many years as one of the case’s key actors.
He was arrested in Stockholm already in April and is charged with serious drug-related crimes.
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