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Norwegian police denies allegations of inaction in Breivik case

Friday, March 16, 2012

 

At a press conference in Oslo, Director General of The Norwegian Police Security Service Roger Berg denied accusations that the police knew that Anders Breivik was preparing his crimes but didn’t react properly.

About 6 months before the tragedy, the Norwegian police received a letter from the customs service which, in particular, said that a certain Andres Breivik had purchased explosive substances.

Later, Breivik used these substances for the explosion in Oslo.

Now, some people are accusing the police that it didn’t react to this letter.

Mr. Berg said that the police had really received such a letter, but, first, Breivik was only one in a list of 41 suspicious people mentioned in it. Second, the letter did not specify what particularly Breivik had purchased.

Thus, the police was practically unaware of Breivik’s plans, Mr. Berg insists.

TASS,VOR.

Mar 16, 2012