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The Oslo police are reorganizing to follow the money in organized crime more closely

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– In the past, the police worked separately on such cases, but now there is a more proactive collaboration to prevent and deter criminal acts, says police inspector Grete Metlid. Photo: Annika Byrde / NTB

Of NTB | 30.05.2024 09:03:14

Crime and justice: To meet this challenge, the police have reorganized and established a new collaboration with the Tax Agency and the financial industry.

In a short time, this collaboration has contributed to stop over 200 loan frauds, writes VG.

– Previously, the police worked separately on such cases, but now there is a more proactive collaboration to prevent and deter criminal acts, says Grete Lien Metlid, head of the joint unit for intelligence and investigation in the Oslo police district to VG.

She has recently reorganized the unit to follow the money in organized crime more closely. The section for organized crime and the section for financial and special investigations have now been merged, and a separate section for financial cybercrime has been created.

Criminals exploit trust-based systems at the Norwegian Tax Agency and Nav by setting up joint-stock companies and manipulating accounts, wages, tax and VAT reports.

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