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The Foreigner Bergen police swoop on school drugs offenders. Police carried out raids in seven high-schools in Bergen in an ongoing effort to crack down on drugs. The campaign has so far resulted in 36 arrests for “having dealings with drugs”, police say – 27 on Monday, and a further nine on Tuesday.         23 of Monday’s 27 students arrested and charged accepted a prosecution waiver in exchange for participating with the police’s ‘Tidlig ute’ project.

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Bergen police swoop on school drugs offenders

Published on Wednesday, 19th February, 2014 at 06:42 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

Police carried out raids in seven high-schools in Bergen in an ongoing effort to crack down on drugs.



The campaign has so far resulted in 36 arrests for “having dealings with drugs”, police say – 27 on Monday, and a further nine on Tuesday.        

23 of Monday’s 27 students arrested and charged accepted a prosecution waiver in exchange for participating with the police’s ‘Tidlig ute’ project.

This is designed to eliminate substance abuse problems.

All those 27 students have now been released.

Tuesday’s police action did not target schools but sought out specific people.

Nine people were arrested, homes searched, and people interviewed, reported NRK.

Inspector Morten Ørn of Bergen Sør Police area would not disclose whether police actions and arrests were coming to end or if further were to be expected.

As part of the operation, officers will hold information meetings with all students from the seven schools that were subjected to Monday’s events after the wave of arrests is completed.

“We’ll be explaining the reason for police action here, the results, and the purpose of the campaign,” said Inspector Ørn.

The police raids are a follow-up to a larger cannabis seizure that took place in January.

Several people were arrested for trying to transport 12 kg of the drug to Bergen.

Monday’s raid, sparked off after two Sandsli videregående survey of 700 pupils found 1/3 of all students have tried drugs once or several times, involved some 90 police personnel.

The schools targeted were:

Fana Gymnas
Nordahl Grieg videregående skole
Bergen Private Gymnas
Årstad videregående skole
Akademiet videregående skole
Sandsli videregående skole
Bergen Handelsgymnasium



Published on Wednesday, 19th February, 2014 at 06:42 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

This post has the following tags: bergendrugs, schoolarrests.





  
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