There are about 100 criminal networks in Norway. But the police have the capacity to pursue only 40 of them, Kripos says.
- Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl (Sp) and the government have been criticized by Kripos, the Norwegian Police Directorate and the Attorney General’s Office for a lack of comprehensive efforts against criminal networks.
- There are about 100 criminal networks in Norway, but the police can only closely follow 40 of them. The police do not have the ability to go behind the remaining 60 networks.
- Police officials are asking for more evidence. They warn that a lack of action could, at worst, lead to Norway experiencing similar conditions to Sweden.
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Gang warfare terrorizes Swedes. Norwegian and Swedish police fear that Swedish gangs will establish themselves in Norway. Kripos head Kristin Kvigne believes that although Norway is far from “Swedish conditions”, not enough is being done to prevent criminal networks.
– We see criminal networks growing and we cannot keep up, he tells Aftenposten.
He was accompanied by Norwegian Police Directorate (POD) Head of Department Björn Vandvik and Assistant Attorney General Doren S. Sitting with Holberg. Now they are criticizing the supreme leader of the Norwegian police: Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl (SP). It is highly unusual for IGPs to criticize their commander-in-chief.
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