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Malmö murders linked to fake online firms: report

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16:58 CET+01:00
Several of the recent killings in Malmö have been linked to financial fraud and fake companies trading online, according to sources close to the ongoing murder investigations.

Malmö police are currently working on eight unsolved murders and it is reported by news agency TT that its sources within the police have indicated that at least four of the murder victims have this connection.

The police were however unwilling to confirm which of the cases were involved.

The recent slew of bloody killings in Malmö have recently shifted media focus onto the crime situation in the city.

Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu last week detailed plans for the city's politicians to write open letters to the community in a plea to help curb crime, a tactic designed to increase the flow of tips and information from the general public.

Malmö police recently admitted that they are “embarrassed and irritated” that crime has continued to rise despite a significant increase in police presence.

Despite this massive influx of resources, no breakthrough has been made in any of the investigations into the shootings in the city.

Since January 3rd, police have searched dozens of homes, more than 250 cars, and frisked 700 individuals, resulting in 52 people being suspected of minor drugs offences and one person being remanded in custody on suspicion of aggravated weapons offences.

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