OSLO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Norway police arrested a Russian man at the airport in the arctic town of Tromsoe and charged him with flying a drone, they said on Saturday, marking the second such arrest in one week.

Police seized a large amount of photographic gear, including a drone and several memory cards, during Friday’s arrest of the 51-year-old, who had admitted to flying a drone in Norway, police said.

Sanctions laws forbid Russian companies or citizens from operating aircraft in Norway.

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“Among the seized material we have reviewed, we have seen pictures from the airport in Kirkenes and pictures of the defence forces’ Bell helicopter,” police prosecutor Jacob Bergh said in a statement.

The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) has also been involved in the case, Bergh said.

Police are seeking a court order to detain the man for a four-week period, they said.

The accused told police he entered Norway via the northern border…


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