This is confirmed by Assistant Chief Guro Glærum Kleppe in the Bureau of Police Affairs opposite The daily newspaper and Aftenposten. Kleppe was one of the prosecutors in the criminal case against Jensen.
– I have no comment beyond the fact that it is the Correctional Service that decides on suspensions of sentences according to the Execution of Sentences Act. The Bureau was not aware of the decision to suspend Eirik Jensen’s sentence until it was mentioned in the media, says Kleppe to Dagbladet.
It was at a meeting at the Correctional Service in Lillestrøm on Monday that it was decided that Eirik Jensen would be granted an interruption of his sentence with immediate effect. The reason for the interruption of the sentence is Jensen’s health situation. The suspension will initially last for six months.
First State Attorney Lars Erik Alfheim, who was the prosecutor in the part of the criminal case against Eirik Jensen that concerned Gjermund Cappelen, does not want to comment on the release.
Eirik Jensen was sentenced in 2020 to 21 years in prison for gross corruption and complicity over around ten years in the importation of several tonnes of hashish. The Borgarting Court of Appeal found it proven that Jensen helped drug convict Gjermund Cappelen in his long-standing business of smuggling large quantities of drugs into the country.