Undercover cop buys sex club
Paul O'Mahony · 20 Dec 2006, 09:56
Published: 20 Dec 2006 09:56 GMT+01:00
Before tendering his resignation in October, the man's job was to gather intelligence information for anti-gang project Alcatraz, Dagens Nyheter reports.
"This guy is one of the Swedish police officers who underwent training with undercover officers from other countries such as Denmark and Norway.
"If he was to betray his former colleagues it would be a catastrophe, not just for us here in Sweden," a police source told the newspaper.
The policeman's tasks included looking into criminal motorcycle gangs and taking part in undercover operations. He also received information retrieved from bugged telephones.
"He knows what every single person in the Stockholm police force is involved with. Plus he has had access to home addresses and other sensitive information. The whole thing feels unpleasant," the source added.
According to Dagens Nyheter's sources, the fact that the man was privy to information about secret informants and infiltrators from the criminal underworld is a cause for serious concern.
"If his new employers get access to this knowledge some private individuals' lives will be at risk," said a police officer.
Several independent sources explained to Dagens Nyheter that the former policeman has been hired by a 45-year-old criminal as an assistant and a front.
The 45-year-old has long been connected with the sex club in question, and has also been sentenced to imprisonment for his involvement in other clubs.
He is regarded by many as a leading criminal figure with an extensive web of contacts.
"Nobody believes that the policemen really is the new owner. It is still the 45-year-old who is behind it," said a source.
Police authorities in Stockholm are said to have advised their staff to break off all contacts with their former colleague.