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Sweden has around 62,000 persons linked to criminal gangs, police say

Sweden has around 62,000 persons linked to criminal gangs, police say

ABOUT 62,000 persons are active in, or have connections to, criminal networks in Sweden, the police said on Friday, where the authorities have struggled for years to contain violence linked to organised crime. Deadly shootings have more than tripled over the past decade in this Nordic nation of 10 million people, and are currently at levels much higher than neighbouring countries. "We have identified 14,000 as active in criminal networks," National Police Commissioner Petra Lundh told a media conference. "Moving over to persons with connections to these networks, here we estimate that there are 48,000 persons." In 2022, there were…
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