Criminal gang activity moving into northern Sweden

A June 2021 file photo of Linda H. Staaf, head of intelligence of the Swedish Police, during a virtual news conference. Staaf says the intelligence service is aware of the increased gang activity and brutality moving north. (Mike Blake/Reuters)
  • Police in Norrbotten have noticed that criminal gangs that can primarily be linked back to Stockholm, have found their way up to northen Sweden.
  • Jonas Sköld, deputy chief officer in Luleå and Boden, believes the gangs are moving up north, because no other gangs are controlling the drug market yet.
  • Sköld says that the police need to stay alert.
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For more on why gang activity is migrating north, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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