I have written previously about the Albanian Kosovar criminal networks that control most of the heroin trade in Western Europe. Discussing this undisputed fact is actually against the law in Sweden, as Dahn Pettersson, a local politician in Skåne, discovered last year.
Now we find out that along with the skag, the Kosovars are importing automatic weapons into Sweden. Here’s the latest from The Local:
Four indicted after major weapons seizure
Four people have been indicted in Malmö on gun-running charges following the seizure last autumn of a major consignment of weapons.
Customs officials in Malmö found 40 semi-automatic weapons concealed in the seats of a car on October 10th last year.
The driver of the vehicle was pulled over after customs officials noticed him behaving in a nervous manner when crossing the border from Denmark to Sweden.
One of the driver’s two passengers was also arrested. A woman travelling in the car was released almost immediately.
A criminal investigation conducted by the customs authorities also led to the identification of two further suspects.
“Cooperation on the international and national levels has worked extremely well,” said Rolf Bårdskär, head of Swedish Customs’ investigative division.
The customs authority has described the haul as one of the largest weapons seizures ever made in Europe.
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The four suspects, each with addresses in southern Sweden, have been indicted on arms trafficking charges.
Both men arrested at the Lernacken border station in Malmö admit to smuggling Beretta and Zastava weapons from Kosovo to Sweden. The two suspects arrested later deny committing an offence.
The terrorists and criminals who import these weapons aren’t concerned about Swedish restrictions on firearms. We don’t need no stinkin’ permit!
But the average Swede is obliged to go about unarmed and without effective protection against the thugs and criminals brought into his country by unlimited immigration.
He’s learning that possession of firearms is nine-tenths of the law.
Hat tip: TB.