Norway police to track killer's funds in year-long probe

By REUTERS
August 3, 2011 20:15

 
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OSLO - 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.

A specially created police unit will conduct the investigation, the biggest in Norway's history, into all aspects of the July 22 bombing in Oslo and the shooting spree on nearby Utoeya island. Breivik, 32, has confessed to the attacks.

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.

"In the interviews he (Breivik) has said he worked for a long time and saved a lot of money to finance his activities later," police prosecutor Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said in an interview.

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