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Denmark: Border checks to tackle bombs and shootings

1 12.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Police officers redirect traffic at new checkpoint set up at Swedish-Danish border on Oresund Bridge
W/S Tent where cars are asked to stop for security check
M/S Police officer points to car to enter the tent
M/S Police officer talking to driver
W/S Cars leaving the traffic checkpoint
SOT Jens Jespersen, Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector: "Because of several explosions in the Greater Copenhagen area for the last year or so, it has been decided to start this border control, and we are starting it today, and we are controlling traffic from Sweden to Denmark, and we'll be doing so a couple of times every week."
W/S Border checkpoint on Oresund Bridge
M/S Police man checking papers of driver
C/U Jespersen's eyes
SOT Jens Jespersen, Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector: "In some cases we are quite certain that the perpetrators, they are from Sweden and they came to Denmark to commit the crime. And in the other cases we suspect that the perpetrators could be from Sweden, so there are links to organised crime in Sweden, so that's why we have started the control up here today."
W/S Truck driving into checkpoint
W/S Border checkpoint
C/S Police emblem on Jespersen's jacket
SOT Jens Jespersen, Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector: "We are only doing these checks a couple of times every week, but on those days and those hours when we are doing these checks, it will probably take a few minutes extra to cross Oresund Bridge, but not more than that."
W/S Border checkpoint
SCRIPT
Danish police temporarily reinstated border controls with Sweden on Tuesday, setting up a checkpoint on Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and Malmo.
Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector Jens Jespersen cited the increase of violent crime and gangland violence allegedly carried out by perpetrators coming from Sweden as the main reason, for example "several explosions in the Greater Copenhagen area."
"In some cases we are quite certain that the perpetrators, they are from Sweden and they came to Denmark to commit the crime. And in the other cases we suspect that the perpetrators could be from Sweden, so there are links to organised crime in Sweden," Jespersen stated.
Police assured that the checkpoints will not unduly delay traffic coming from Sweden and that commuters would only be delayed "a few minutes extra" by checks carried out "a couple of times every week."