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Someone sent hash to the prime minister

Norwegian security officials have been “sharpening routines” after a packet addressed to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre made it though screening equipment and was delivered to his office. It contained cannabis.

The unwelcome delivery just over a month ago set off what newspaper Dagens Næringslviv (DN) called “an exchange” between the Office of the Prime Minister and the security and service organization for all government ministries (DSS). The main question was how a package containing illegal substances could have cleared security controls.

Mail to the ministries passes first through a postal receiving station at DSS where it’s scanned with X-ray machines. Then it’s sorted and sealed before being distributed among the ministries. The sealed mailer envelope containing cannabis, reportedly sent by activists seeking new narcotics policy in Norway,  nonetheless made it through.

After a quick investigation, DSS reportedly discovered that mail to the prime minister’s office hadn’t gone through the same controls as that to other ministries. It declined further comment to the media.

NewsinEnglish.no staff

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