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Danish and Finnish gangs are prohibited


The authorities in Denmark and Finland are taking steps to crack down on the criminal gang. The Danish gang Loyal to familia (LTF) must be dissolved following a decision in the Copenhagen District Court and in Finland, the group of United Brotherhood's activities is banned to avoid being hit by the same wave of violence as in Sweden.

The decision in the Copenhagen District Court means that the police can arrest people who carry the gang's symbol. LTF has been involved in a conflict that has resulted in many shootings in the Danish capital.

In Finland, a comprehensive process is under way against the criminal group United Brotherhood. A so-called intermediary in Eastern Uusimaa district court means that the group's activities are prohibited.

The decision is part of the work that Finland is doing to prevent being affected by the same wave of violence as Sweden. The Finnish police are also prepared to tighten surveillance of the Swedish-Finnish border in order to prevent Swedish criminals from entering Finland.

Drugs, money laundering and abuse

United Brotherhood was formed in 2010 when the criminal gangs Rogues Gallery, Natural Born Killers and More merged. According to the Finnish police, the gang's activities are characterized by drugs, money laundering and ill-treatment.

"According to the assessment made by the police, it is a very dangerous and violent organization," says Crime Commissioner Kimmo Sainio.

It is the police who demanded that United Brotherhood's activities be banned. After the decision, the police can now stop and hinder the gang's activities. Police also believe that the criminal group is now losing its ability to openly recruit new members.

- This will be of great importance. It is a historical precedent in the Finnish judiciary. This is also a fine example of what the Finnish authorities can achieve with the help of good cooperation, says Christer Ahlgren, who is a crime commissioner at the Finnish National Police.

Tightened border guard

In addition to the ban on United Brotherhood, Finnish authorities are working on various projects to prevent young people from being recruited by criminal gangs. Above all, the authorities try to reach different minority groups.

Finland is also actively monitoring the Swedish gang crime. In the autumn, two Swedish police shot and injured police in Porvoo in southern Finland.

In mid-December, the Finnish police managed to arrest five people from Sweden and Denmark when trying to smuggle 150 kg of cocaine into Finland. The men are believed to have links to the Albanian mafia.

The police in Finland, just like the Danish police, can imagine tightening the border guard between Finland and Sweden to prevent Swedish criminals from entering Finland.

- Yes, of course, says Christer Ahlgren at the National Police.

Source: svt

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