A voice for newcomers in Sweden

Several Swedish airport workers linked to criminal gangs: police report

Police say many of the airport staff linked to criminal networks work in the security checks. File photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

Published: 21.Feb.2019 11:50 hrs

Several people working at Sweden’s biggest airport have direct or indirect links to some of the country’s most notorious criminal networks, a leaked police report showed on Thursday.

In the classified report, which was sent to a number of customs officials in September, police stated that "several individuals with criminal links" worked at strategic positions at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport.

This included staff responsible for security checks, the runways and baggage handling services.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
The Sweden Democrats have removed one of their politicians from the list of candidates for this week's European election amid groping allegations against another one of their top names. READ
Where can you guarantee a cool atmosphere as temperatures rise? READ
A Swedish prosecutor has now formally asked to have Julian Assange detained in absentia for allegedly raping a woman while she was asleep, according to court documents seen by The Local. READ
Have you experienced problems like this in your home in Sweden? READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
Is it possible to find a proper pub, a good cup of tea, or even battered fish'n'chips in Sweden? Yes, as long as you know where to look. READ
Anyone bringing up small children in Sweden will know this word, but it will probably be a mystery to other foreigners. READ
Sweden's police union has proposed recruiting police officers from neighbouring Norway in a bid to fight a shortage of officers. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ