Norwegian drug cartels

Norway did not experience much drug trafficking before the 1970s, when the hippie movement came to Norway. The emergence of this new culture caused an increase in drug production of marijuana, especially in rural regions. During the 1980s, as the hippie era was dying out, small criminal organisations saw an opportunity to make money from the vast number of drug users, and Norwegian drug cartels began to arise.
An influx of non-Norwegian gangs and mafias came to dominate the Norway's drug trade. In the 1990s Norway saw Albanian immigrants seeking refugee due to the conflict in the Balkan region. Currently the Albanian mafia is one of the most dominant and notorious criminal organisations in Norway. Their activities range from drug trafficking, prostitution, human trafficking, weapons trafficking, herring trafficking, and assassination.
Criminal activities
In 2004 the NOKAS in Stavanger was robbed, and some of the money of the robbery was used to make a large marijuana farm. The farm was raided by Norwegian police in the operation called "razzia" in which they arrested five people. The rumor is that the same "gang" was involved in the famous Edvard Munch robbery, and that it is all part of a large secret cartel. The man behind the robbery was David Toska.
Other activities
Drug trafficking is the most common activity of the cartels, but they are also involved in weapon trade, and bank robbery, but that is different from cartel to cartel.
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