List: Three challenges for customs in the hunt for weapons and drugs

In January, the Swedish Customs Administration decided to uniformed customs personnel at the country’s borders must carry their service pistol, for example when drug seizures are to be transported. It will be the authority’s control department that can assess when it is justified.

Previously only plainclothes customs personnel who worked with reconnaissance and house searchesafter, for example, drug seizures in the mail, has been armed in the service.

In the clip above, group manager Therése Johansson tells more about customs’ challenges and her thoughts on carrying a gun.

Follow customs at Västerås airport: “The dog is trained on drugs and weapons”

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Follow customs when they search passengers at Västerås airport with a dog. Photo: Fredrik Samuelson/SVT