Over the weekend, Danish police performed look at trains and automobiles crossing the Oresund Bridge over the narrow waterway that separates Copenhagen, Denmark’s biggest city, and Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest.
Danish cops check travellers from Sweden, near the Highway coming out of the Tunnel near Copenhagen, Denmark.
( Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix through A)
Authorities representative Jens Jespersen told The Associated Press that officers at the bridge automobile checkpoint had “a particular focus on cross-border crime including explosives, weapons and drugs.”
” It gives us a respectable image of who is coming over,” he said.
The new border controls, in addition to a passport requirement for Swedes crossing into Denmark, follow approximately a dozen explosions in Copenhagen because February, and a shooting in June that eliminated 2 Swedish citizens.
The violence is believed to be gang-related, stemming from disputes involving drugs, cash, security and retaliation. Some 200 people in Malmo belong to about a lots gangs.
Gunfire in Malmo on Saturday eliminated a 15- year-old boy and seriously wounded another. Cops stated the teenagers who were shot were known to authorities in Malmo, and authorities vowed to split down even further on organized criminal activity. No arrests have yet been made.
The Associated Press added to this report.