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Denmark: Border checks to tackle bombs and shootings

Denmark, Oserund Bridge
November 12, 2019 at 14:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Danish police temporarily reinstated border controls with Sweden on Tuesday, setting up a checkpoint on Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and Malmo.

Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector Jens Jespersen cited the increase of violent crime and gangland violence allegedly carried out by perpetrators coming from Sweden as the main reason, for example "several explosions in the Greater Copenhagen area."

"In some cases we are quite certain that the perpetrators, they are from Sweden and they came to Denmark to commit the crime. And in the other cases we suspect that the perpetrators could be from Sweden, so there are links to organised crime in Sweden," Jespersen stated.

Police assured that the checkpoints will not unduly delay traffic coming from Sweden and that commuters would only be delayed "a few minutes extra" by checks carried out "a couple of times every week."

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Danish police temporarily reinstated border controls with Sweden on Tuesday, setting up a checkpoint on Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and Malmo.

Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector Jens Jespersen cited the increase of violent crime and gangland violence allegedly carried out by perpetrators coming from Sweden as the main reason, for example "several explosions in the Greater Copenhagen area."

"In some cases we are quite certain that the perpetrators, they are from Sweden and they came to Denmark to commit the crime. And in the other cases we suspect that the perpetrators could be from Sweden, so there are links to organised crime in Sweden," Jespersen stated.

Police assured that the checkpoints will not unduly delay traffic coming from Sweden and that commuters would only be delayed "a few minutes extra" by checks carried out "a couple of times every week."

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