Norwegian Police “Seeking Clues” In Bermuda

August 3, 2011

According to a report from Reuters, investigators are checking whether Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik had “financial help” and are “seeking clues” in Bermuda and Antigua. The right-wing extremist killed 76 people last month in twin attacks that shocked the world.

Anders Behring Breivik confessed to the dual terrorist attacks in Norway on 22 July 2011 – the bombing of government buildings in Oslo that caused eight deaths, and the mass shooting on the island of Utøya where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers. In addition to those killed, dozens of people were injured in the attacks. The massacre ranks as the deadliest attack by a single gunman in recorded history.

Leading news outlet Reuters put a story out on the wire this afternoon [Aug.3] saying, “Norwegian police will track funds used by anti-immigration zealot Anders Behring Breivik as part of a year-long probe into his killing spree that left 77 people dead and the nation stunned.”

“Some of the 100 investigators now on the case are checking whether Breivik had financial help, a senior officer told Reuters, and are seeking clues in Bermuda, Antigua-and-Barbuda and other off-shore tax havens whose banks are not fully transparent,” said the article.

Canada’s Toronto Star titled their article ‘Police turn to Bermuda for clues in Norway killer’s funding.’

During questioning, the 32-year-old killer indicated he carried out the attacks as part of an anti-Muslim movement. Mr Breivik is currently facing terror-related charges carrying a maximum 21-year sentence, however Norwegian police are considering charging him with crimes against humanity. If convicted of crimes against humanity he could receive a 30-year sentence.

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  1. LIz says:

    Why am I not surprised? Wonder how many other links to terrorism we have on this island?

    • Ganja mon says:

      Your not surprised because your a typical Bermudian hater. When you read something on the news no matter what it is, you ponder if this Island has anything to do with it. People like you need to realize Bermuda is far safer then many other countries will ever be.

      If you think its not then go live else where and watch what happens on the news everyday there.

  2. Hesed@Bermy says:

    This comment is off base. Bermuda is not a secretive jurisdiction as claimed by Rueters. Also, the finacing of terrorism and money laundering are both criminal offences in Bermuda. The experience from 9/11 showed that the funds used for financing that terror plot originated from onshore banks – whether within the US or UK. Furthermore, countries like Norway and most of the Europe have for too long ignored the terrorist being groomed in their own backyard. The UK learnt this rather paintfull lesson with the spate of those tragic bus bombings across London. Rather than looking for scapegoats, Norway should instead clean up its own house!