Copenhagen City Court has handed down sentences ranging from three months to five years in prison to a further 16 people in relation to the sale of cannabis in Christiania – a total of 49 and a half years behind bars.
At least 80 people will be tried this year in a total of seven cases, of which two have now concluded, handing out sentences amounting to 73 years.
Every defendant was found guilty in the case that involved 479 kilos of different cannabis products.
“We have emphasised that cannabis sales in Christiania are organised,” court chairman Kim K. Gabriel told DR Nyheder.
“When the police show up, they run and then return later wearing masks to confront the officers.”
The first case, the 'supplier case', concluded in January when seven men and three women were sentenced to a total of 23 and a half years in prison.