Criminal gang activity moving into northern Sweden
- 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.
For more on why gang activity is migrating north, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.
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