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Gangster faces Turkish trial for bomb attacks

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13:52 CEST+02:00
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the leader of the Original Gangsters criminal gang on suspicion of being behind an attempt to blow up two men.

Denho "Dano" Acar fled to Turkey, where he is a citizen, in 2006. The country, which has no extradition treaty with the European Union, has confirmed that it is prepared to host a trial, according to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

The two bomb attacks, on Södermalm in central Stockholm and in Stavsnäs on Värmdö, were executed by young members of the Original Gangsters (OG) crime syndicate, according to the prosecutor.

The pair are now in custody, but the prosecutor does not believe that they planned the attacks on their own.

"It struck me clearly that they were acting on instruction from elsewhere," chief prosecutor Tora Holst said.

Holst announced on Thursday that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Acar on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated devastation endangering the public.

The first bomb, exploded on Södermalm in May was, according to the newspaper, intended for a former restaurant owner from whom OG had agreed to retrieve a debt.

The second, in Stavsnäs in June, was directed at a computer specialist who was to be punished for hacking websites connected to the gang.

No one was hurt in either of the attacks.

Denho "Dano" Acar has not set foot in Sweden since the autumn of 2006 when he left the country instead of responding to an arrest warrant issued in connection with an arson attack in Gothenburg.

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