On a tape, real estate investor Morten Gottschalk talks about using torpedoes to take criminal Imran Saber.
A review and audio tape provide insight into why anyone might consider hiring torpedoes and assassins to take other criminals. The man to be “taken” was the profiled criminal Imran Saber, aka “Uncle Screw”.
Saber has previously been subjected to murder attempts. In 2010, he was shot seven times in a garage on Jordal.
In 2015, former Bandidos leader Lars Harnes was arrested in the garage where Saber parked his car, wearing nylon stockings all over his body, rain jacket, double gloves and dark helmet with dark visor. In the loading compartment under the seat of the scooter he was driving, he had a loaded gun applied to the muffler.
Harnes and Metkel Betew were later acquitted of attempted murder, but Harnes was convicted of weapons possession with intent to threaten Saber.
In the review and audio recording that Nettavisen has been given access to, it is stated that investor Morten Gottschalk talked about that he had used people associated with a criminal environment in Oslo to “take” Saber.
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The reason was that Gottschalk and his family must have been subject to pressure from Saber for a long time, who believes that Gottschalk owes him money. Saber was notified by Gottschalk of threats and imposed a ban on Gottschalk and his family.
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The reason for the review is a tape recording of a conversation between Gottschalk and a former colleague.
In the review, Saber’s lawyer writes: In the conversation it appears that Gottschalk has paid / can pay 100,000 NOK to take / have taken Saber. Furthermore, “they” are waiting for Saber after the trial “now on Friday”, “they will take him” – “when he comes out of court, we will take him” – it costs 200.
The people who according to Gottschalk are engaged to take Saber, are known criminals belonging to a larger criminal environment in Eastern Norway.
Order killings from Eastern Europe
Nettavisen has heard the relevant audio tape. Here, Gottschalk also talks about how to hire Eastern Europeans to carry out killings in Norway for NOK 100,000.
He talks about this in connection with other people being pressured by Imran Saber. He says that an alternative to being pressured is to hire someone to shoot him.
– To kill him? asks the former colleague.
– Yes, but he doesn’t. It comes down to a stage where you have the choice to give and pay (X) millions that he has made, or you fight, and if you do not reach justice, you will engage some guy from Croatia or Lithuania or something like that , to come up and shoot him and stab right away. Then you pay him NOK 100,000, says Gottschalk and adds.
– I think that’s very easy. I’ve never gone that step, but you can. Just order.
Waited for Imran Saber
Later in the conversation, Gottschalk talks about a person he has contact with. He tells how the person has been sitting outside a particular address for five hours on a particular night. This address is linked to Imran Saber.
– He said that we hope he will come up during these days. Then we take him. But we believe that he has been informed that we are on duty and such, and that he will not come, but he is guaranteed to go to court on Friday to talk his case. When he comes out of court, we take him.
– You take him after the trial? asks the former colleague.
– Yes, svarer Gottschalk.
– But what does this cost, asks the ex-colleague.
– 200, svar Gottschalk.
Will not comment
Morten Gottschalk himself, answers “no comment” to Nettavisen’s inquiry. Neither does Imran Saber’s lawyer, or the lawyer for the torpedo mentioned in the review, want to comment on the case against Nettavisen.
The parties do not want to comment on the matter, and the Oslo police district cannot say whether the notification has reached a prosecutorial decision.