Illegal weapons on ships

A foreign shipping company has brought 50 weapons and a significant amount of ammunition to Svalbard without the necessary permission from the police.

This content is more than one year old. The information may therefore be out of date.

Published 7/15/2022

- This was revealed during a search of two of the shipping company's ships, Vice Governor Sølvi Elvedahl states.

The Governor has seized the weapons and ammunition found on the ships.

- We consider the situation to be a serious violation of the weapons legislation and the shipping company must expect a corporate penalty. In addition, the confiscation of weapons and ammunition will be considered, says Sølvi Elvedahl.

- The Governor is now actively monitoring that the weapons regulations are followed, she says.