Norway’s police immigration authorities warn any foreigners who commit crimes will be deported within 72 hours to stop any more offences occurring.
According to superintendent Magne Løvø, the last decade has seen a rise in the number of criminals from Eastern Europe. Last year, MPs ratified legislation giving police greater power to expel more criminals back to Romania, Lithuania, and Latvia
“Police have been very good at producing deportation orders but we need to be even better,” he told NRK.
Romania is the nation with the highest number of deportations, with 119 people being sent out of Norway.
Nationals of Lithuania and Nigeria are also to be deported for criminal offences such as drug dealing. Authorities have previously expressed fears about Schengen Area expansion may result in increased crime being committed by Eastern Europeans.
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