Norway police arrest Russian for flying drone amid heightened security
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.
“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…