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Woman does not appeal sentence in major drug case

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Seven people were sentenced in the Oslo district court last week in what is referred to as the biggest drug case in Norwegian history. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB

Of NTB | 23.04.2024 16:51:11

Crime and justice: The Kongsvinger woman was sentenced together with six men, writes Glåmdalen. Two of the men received 21 years in prison and have been sentenced to confiscation of over NOK 25 and 20 million, respectively. One man was sentenced to 19 years in prison and confiscation of NOK 1.9 million, while another was sentenced to 17 years and six months in prison, one to 13 years and the third man was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

It was Aftenposten which referred to the verdict in what is being called the biggest drug case in Norwegian history. The network is said to have been behind the importation of large quantities of cocaine, heroin and other narcotic substances worth several hundred million kroner. Much of the substance was smuggled into the country through small forest roads from Sweden.

The imports took place repeatedly over a period from 2020 to 2022. Most of the defendants in the case were arrested on 29 March 2022 in a planned operation, while the other arrests took place shortly afterwards.

The persons partly used code language and messages back and forth to coordinate all the imports across the border to Norway.

The six men are in their 30s and 40s, while the woman is in her 20s. Three of the men are Norwegian-Moroccan, while one of the men is Norwegian-Eritrean.

On Tuesday, the woman’s defender, lawyer Morten Furuholmen, confirmed to Glåmdalen that the woman is not appealing the verdict. The other defendant from the same district, a man from Eidskog who received 19 years in prison, has decided to appeal, according to defense lawyer Ole Petter Drevland.

(© NTB)

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