In 2015, Slovakia changed its legislation on the sale of deactivated weapons after it emerged that they were used in terrorist acts. By then, tens of thousands of Kalashnikovs, pistols and Scorpions have already been sold and are in operation in Europe.
The networks sell weapons to both sides in the conflict
With Operation Skorpion, the Swedish police want to put an end to arms smuggling. Soon they become aware of the so-called Skåne network, which consists of three men who buy weapons in Slovakia, smuggle them to Sweden and convert them into sharp ones. In total, they have smuggled 235 weapons into Sweden.
About 70 weapons seized around Sweden are connected to the network, from Malmö in the south to Kramfors in the north. One of the weapons has links to the mass shooting at Vår krog and bar in Biskopsgården. There it turns out that both sides in the ongoing gang war have received weapons from the Skåne network.
Of: Karwan Faraj and Martin Jonsson
Producer: Magnus Arvidson
Final mix: Bengt Pettersson
Actor: “Alex” – Dennis Franco
So we made the Smuggelsverige series
The work on the series Smuggelsverige has been going on for over a year with about 100 interviewees, including the intelligence services of the Customs and the police, the arms smuggler Marko, the drug smuggler Micke and Alex, who was part of one of the gangs in Biskopsgården.
Karwan Faraj is a freelance journalist and has made investigative documentaries about terrorism and gang crime for TV and radio for over ten years. In 2019, he was awarded the major journalist award for the P3 documentary series “Terror Siblings and IS”.
Martin Jonsson has worked at Sveriges Radio since 2005. He is a reporter and producer in P1’s documentary editorial department. Martin is a former Guldspade nominee and has worked at, among others, Ekot and was Sveriges Radio’s substitute correspondent in London.
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Source: ICELAND NEWS