18 detained in Oslo drug crackdown


18 detained in Oslo drug crackdown

NewZNew (Oslo) : As many as 18 persons have been detained in anti-drug operation Oslo police launched earlier in the week, said the Norwegian news agency NTB on Friday.

Among those who have been taken into custody are five members of one family, including the father (54), the mother (53) and the three adult sons.

The mother and one of her sons were ordered by an Oslo district court on Friday to remain in custody for two weeks and one month respectively.

Oslo police also requested custody for the father and the two other sons in the same case. The court decision was not made public on Friday night, said NTB.

The father and his three sons have been charged with serious drug crimes, which carry a maximum penalty of 10 years while the mother is charged with receiving stolen goods.

The identity of the five persons were not disclosed.

The father and two sons were sentenced in 2007 for selling 85 to 90 kilograms of hashish from the family’s apartment in Oslo.

On Tuesday, Olso police launched a major crackdown on marijuana sales in Olso’s districts of Toyen, Kampen and Ensjoe, one of the largest drug attacks in the Norwegian capital.

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