Copenhagen City Court has sentenced a 26-year-old man to 10 years in prison for buying firearms and ammunition to commit an act of terrorism. A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for buying the weapons with the 26-year-old.
The purchase of weapons took place on 11 December 2019 at the Fields shopping centre on Amager. Here, the now 26-year-old man bought two pistols, two silencers and 750 rounds from a secret police agent.
Shortly afterwards, police struck in a coordinated operation in which both men were arrested.
On 4 November 2021, the 26-year-old was found guilty in copenhagen city court of attempted terrorism by planning to commit one or more terrorist acts in Denmark or abroad. Today, a jury ruled that he should be punished with 10 years in prison.
The prosecution had also charged the 27-year-old with attempted terrorism, but on November 4 he was acquitted and instead found guilty of jointly buying the two guns with the 26-year-old. He was today sentenced to two years and nine months in prison and a deportation warning.
In addition to the case that has been ruled today, a case of attempts to obtain explosives for an act of terrorism has just started in Copenhagen City Court. In addition, on 18 March, a 31-year-old man with a Gambian background was sentenced at the Court of Odense to two years in prison and deported for inciting terror and attempted terrorist financing.
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