Southern gangs set sights on Skellefteå

According to information received by SVT, criminal networks, especially Foxtrot in Stockholm, have started to recruit young people from Västerbotten. "It is alarming when we see that network criminals are also starting to come here," says investigator Kristoffer Lundström

Skellefteå 19 september 2023 16:55

The criminal network Foxtrot has been the focus of a lot of attention in recent weeks, and evening newspapers such as Aftonbladet and Expressen have written extensively about the internal conflicts currently taking place within Foxtrot, where the "Kurdish Fox" is in charge.

Among other things, three children, all under the age of 15, have been found dead. According to Expressen, two of the children due to satisfaction with how they handled weapons.

Now SVT reports that Foxtrot is looking north, and the network has already begun recruiting children under 15 from Västerbotten. According to SVT, they are mainly targeting "vulnerable people looking for a sense of belonging".

Police in Skellefteå have observed people from several criminal networks in southern Sweden trying to recruit young people in Skellefteå - some as young as 12-13 years old.

In general, these are young people who are struggling and have gone astray, maybe they have started using drugs," Kristoffer Lundström tells SVT.

The police theory is that the networks want to expand north to take over the drug market in Skellefteå.

– It has been fluid here, with no one person or group controlling it," says investigator Kristoffer Lundström.

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