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Swede deported from Colombia

TT/The Local/pvs · 28 Dec 2010, 10:14

Published: 28 Dec 2010 10:14 GMT+01:00

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The 38-year-old was arrested in the central Colombian town of Girardot in an operation conducted with the cooperation of Swedish authorities and was deported on Sunday, according to the Colombian newspaper El Pais.

The man is suspected of having been behind an attempt to smuggle 1.4 tonnes of cocaine into Europe that was seized in June 2010, according to a report in the Sydsvenskan daily.

The French customs stopped a sailing boat outside of the Caribbean island of Martinique and a 54-year-old Swede was arrested after the cocaine, valued at 800 million kronor ($118 million), was found onboard.

The 54-year-old was deported to Sweden in September.

The 38-year-old is reported to have a long criminal record in Sweden, with several convictions for serious offences, including armed robbery.

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He is also known for several spectacular escapes.

In conjunction with an appeals court hearing in 1995 he was freed by an armed motorcycle gang. When on home leave from Häll prison in 2001 he escaped while visiting a motorshow in Nyköping in the company of guards. He was arrested shortly after.

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11:17 December 28, 2010 by flintis
What a shame, the Swedes should've paid th Colombians to keep them in jail for 20 yrs, back home they'll get their wrists slapped.
12:48 December 28, 2010 by Localer
do you think he or she th real swedes? i doubt it
13:35 December 28, 2010 by PonceDeLeon
Real Swede??? Please! An oxymoron if ever I heard one..
15:05 December 28, 2010 by Syftfel
Flintis above is correct because a Colombian jail would have been a lot more "fair" under the circumstances. Now he will be in a lovely holiday camp in southern Dalarna for maybe 4 months.

The Puerto Rican above is correct because it would have been useful to know the "Swede's" real ethnic extraction of the prepetrator for profiling puroses. Now we don't know. At least not yet.
18:25 December 28, 2010 by Luna80
Oh well, the guy is a "Real Swede" white and everything if that's what you mean. His name is Jonas Sture Oredsson and here you can see a picture of him taken by the Colombian authorities just in the front page of the most renowned newspaper from Colombia.

18:46 December 28, 2010 by Swedesmith
Oops, he ended up in Iraq....too bad.
19:23 December 28, 2010 by mjennin2
He's actually kinda good looking ! Well, for an old guy at least. Shame ;)
20:53 December 28, 2010 by jazzIIIlove
what a shame!
21:09 December 28, 2010 by mir81
Well , We should not blame to all Swedish community because its an individual act and I do hope not only Swedish but peoples from any part of world will never blame a whole nation , religion in reaction of some wrong individual action .

I do hope u guys understand what I mean to say ......
21:19 December 28, 2010 by Sheba
ha ha @Localer wake up dude..pink p'pple do these kind of stuff plus child trafiking,paedophile rings...duh..and p'ple have the nerve to complain about muslims or people of colour....typical uneducated swede....get exposed,try travelling the world...LMAO
21:25 December 28, 2010 by Kaethar
Well done Columbia! All criminals should be deported to their country of origin. Swedish jails should be for Swedes only - NOT for foreigners.
21:37 December 28, 2010 by BeHiNdScEnE

he ended in his home (Sverige)! Like tens of idiots i see them here in Soho...wake up kid...don't make your racist brain take you far!!!
22:25 December 28, 2010 by Njal

"ha ha @Localer wake up dude..pink p'pple do these kind of stuff plus child trafiking,paedophile rings...duh..and p'ple have the nerve to complain about muslims or people of colour....typical uneducated swede....get exposed,try travelling the world...LMAO "

Nobody said anything about the muslims or coloured people. One need only look at the posts left by yourself to understand that you're rascist towards white people. All the while enjoying the benefits that a 'white' society (we know you tecnically said pink, but we also know what you really mean), can produce as compared with your own.

There is no more eloquent argument to use against such people than to remind them, that the free land they are in was not created by themselves or their people. I honestly don't know why some races of people seem more capable of creating prosperous, advanced nations, while others bomb and kill each other all the time, but it cannot be denied that this is the case.

Fact: all men are NOT equal, that is an ideal we hope to achieve, but until we do , until our souls have wisdom and patience enough to deal with those who view life so incredibly different from our own, until then, there will always be a section of our societies that won't/don't want to integrate.

People such as Sheba
00:14 December 29, 2010 by Swedesmith

Sorry buddy, I'm not following your line of logic here. Let me drink a couple beers and hit myself in the head with a hammer a few times and I'll see if that helps.
04:18 December 29, 2010 by qed16
What was he doing at a motor show while serving a prison term?

I need to go to a Swedish prison... They sound like vacation resorts.
10:13 December 29, 2010 by salalah

Well said, that was quite funny. Yes, let's hope Swedish people as a group will not be judged by this man's actions and I hope Swedish people abroad will not be persecuted abroad for their belief that "Cash is King"
10:18 December 29, 2010 by andrewsrocks
oh my god a native swede is a criminal!! I'm so shocked I was thinking they were "so educated and perfect and that the immigrants were the criminals..." what am I going to do now...my ideal is destroyed... :D

11:28 December 30, 2010 by Sheba
Ha ha @Njal...what advanced,civilised society?what a HUGE JOKE!....all i'm benefiting is paying heavy taxes...get an education dude and read some history...
17:59 December 30, 2010 by Icarusty
@21:09 December 28, 2010 by mir81

Sure I do, you're implying the world will not stereotype based on the actions of one individual and their relation to their country. Which is why no-one thinks Muslims are radical terrorists, Catholics are paedos, blacks are rapists etc etc.

Get real.
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