Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, September 30, 2020
An intelligence report from the Gothenburg police has revealed deep concern over growing violence between ethnic gangs in the city as they battle over the city’s illegal drug trade.
The report claims gangs of Syrian migrants along with Afghani and Somali migrants have repeatedly clashed over drug sales in the centre of the city and that police fear the violence could escalate if the members are able to procure firearms.
“There are regular large violent clashes in central Gothenburg between young Afghans and especially young Syrians, but also Somalis where they fight for good drug sales. There have been several stabbings in connection with these brawls and police have on various occasions found street fighting weapons,” the report states.
Just weeks ago, Gothenburg saw criminal gangs set up roadblocks in the city and keep local residents under curfew in what was described as a display of power by Gothenburg Police Chief Erik Nord.
While drugs are a major source of income for clan gangs, so too is welfare fraud according to prosecutor Björn Rosenlöf.
According to Rosenlöf, as much as 50 per cent of the compansation paid by the Swedish welfare system could be linked to fraud and said the widespread fraud threatened the Swedish welfare system itself.