Where Are Gunnar Evertsen and Hilmar Bertheussen Now? – ‘Mr. Good: Cop or Crook?‘ is a four-part docuseries on Eirik Jensen, one of Norway’s most well-known police officers, who is currently serving a 21-year jail sentence for drug trafficking. Directors Trond Kvig Andreassen and Ragne Riise interview Jensen, as well as a number of his police colleagues and members of the motorcycle gangs with which he worked undercover, to learn whether the country’s top officer committed the crime for which he is serving time.
So, now that we know Gunnar Evertsen and Hilmar Bertheussen feel their convictions were the consequence of enticement at his hands, let’s learn more about them and their case as a whole.
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Gunnar Evertsen and Hilmar Bertheussen: Who Are They?
Despite the fact that neither Gunnar nor Hilmar have ever claimed to be perfect, especially given their involvement with Mob the North, they believe they were captured for all the wrong reasons. In fact, while the leader of Norway’s most talked-about gang in the 1990s remarked in the docuseries, “I’ve been a goddamn criminal my whole life,” a key member revealed in the docuseries that he, too, had traded in a lot of drugs (dope and amphetamine) in the past. The one thing they’ve both always denied is the beginning of the 13-kilogram amphetamine import from Holland in 1993, which became known as the “Plane Drop” case.
According to the documentary, Gjermund went to his handler, Eirik, one day in a state of shock, claiming that members of the Mob had threatened him into arranging a rapid, huge deal from The Netherlands. He was allegedly forced to go through with it because it would allow officials to set up a damaging sting operation, but Gunnar says that this version of events “is, to put it mildly, false.”
Gjermund, according to the former leader, was the one who sought them out, knocking on his door and offering to arrange good-quality amphetamine for him, so they left the next day.
“Gjermund started working on the amphetamine deal as soon as we arrived there,” Gunnar says in the Netflix version. “I don’t think the bag was in our room for more than an hour… I examined the item and found it to be of acceptable quality, but we lacked transportation… Surprisingly, it straightened itself out. Surprisingly, the pilot contacted me [to make the return flight].”
The narcotics were then dropped mid-flight between Lillesand and Grimstad, where police awaited video of the smuggling, resulting in the clearing of much of the North crowd.
What Happened to Gunnar Evertsen and Hilmar Bertheussen?
Gunnar was sentenced to 15 years in prison for smuggling amphetamines, while Hilmar was sentenced to 8½ years in prison for his role in the same crime (he only served around five years and 11 months). Since then, the two have been working hard to get acquitted on the grounds of illegal police provocation, claiming they would never have committed the crime if they hadn’t been directly lured.
“The cops got keener on getting rid of us,” Gunnar said in the series, describing their perspective on the situation. They were the ones who started what became known as the ‘Plane Drop’ case.”
“Here’s a gang of cops (including Eirik) planning to pay another criminal (Gjermund) to sell me amphetamine so they can arrest me,” the now-Komagfjord village resident said. The Norwegian police have no right to sell amphetamine in Holland, and I have no right to buy it there.
But isn’t it true that the fact that they’re cops makes it much worse? Because it was they, not I, who planned this crime.” Furthermore, in 2010, Gunnar and Hilmar attempted to warn Gjermund’s authorities, as well as his contacts in the Oslo department, but their charges were ignored.
Both appeals, requests for retrial in the hope of an acquittal, and other legal proceedings have all been dismissed. So they are currently trying to move ahead with their lives as per their abilities.
According to what we can discern, while Gunnar is a true biker, Hilmar has made a nice living for himself and his family in the town of Vard, Finnmark County, by working as a king crab fisherman. In addition, they appear to have left their criminal and drug-abusing past behind.