Justice Committee

Calls for tougher crackdown on criminal roadblocks

2:59 min
  • Reports of criminal gangs in Gothenburg setting up makeshift roadblocks in residential areas to stop and search vehicles caused a heated debate last autumn.

  • Now a majority in parliament want to make it a criminal offence to establish such roadblocks, carrying a tough penalty.

  • According to Swedish Radio News sources, parliament's Justice Committee intends to call on the government to act soon.