Swedish Police turning up heat on illegal immigrants

They are going to step up efforts to catch those who are living here without permission.

Officers will use roadside checks, where they normally try to find drink-drivers, to check people’s identification and to find out if they have committed crimes abroad.

The police fear there could be an increase in illegal immigrants and criminals coming here this year, when nine new countries join Europe’s Schengen zone, which allows citizens to pass freely over borders.