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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel receive police briefing on major operation against gang violence


By Frankie Fouganthin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki Commons

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have held a virtual meeting with members of the Malmö Police to discuss progress made since their last visits to the county.

The Crown Princess Couple received updates from Police Chief Stefan Sintéus and Police Chief Mattias Sigfridsson on November 26th 2020 on how the Malmö Police Authority have seen positive developments following a crackdown on serious crimes in the area.

“The police are now seeing a sharp downward trend regarding shootings and explosions in Malmö,” the Royal House notes.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel also spoke to Detective Inspector Veronica Ek to learn more about how crime investigation in close relationships has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They discussed Operation Rimfrost, a six-month operation that aimed to curb gang violence within Malmö following the murder of a teenage boy. The Operation had four goals: reduce the number of murders and explosions related to gang violence; reduce the number of people who are active in gang activity by arresting and incarcerating criminals; increase the seizure of weapons and explosives; and increase public safety.

The Royal House notes that “Malmö Police’s work to combat serious crimes has resulted in many convictions during the year. The police are now seeing a sharp downward trend regarding shootings and explosions in Malmö, according to the police chiefs.”

The Crown Princess Couple have visited Malmö several times in the past year, visiting jointly last November; and Prince Daniel visited earlier this January.

“It is gratifying that Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have such a great community commitment and interest in the police’s activities,” said Police Chief Mattias Sigfridsson in a statement on the Malmö Police Facebook page.

“Their curiosity and commitment gives us support and makes us feel pride for all the good policing carried out in Malmö all hours of the year.”

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