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    Some Employees of Sweden's Biggest Airport Linked to Criminal Networks - Reports

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    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - Some employees of Stockholm Arlanda Airport, who are normally responsible for passport control and security, have links to criminal groups, Expressen newspaper reported late on Wednesday, citing a classified police report.

    According to the report prepared in September 2018 and seen by Expressen newspaper, employees linked to criminal groups work at passport control, passenger screening area and airport security services. A number of employees were found to be involved in drug smuggling.

    The report's authors conclude that insufficient personnel checks make the airport vulnerable to terrorists.

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    Earlier in February, a Norwegian Airlines plane carrying 169 passengers and crew had to return to Stockholm's Arlanda airport after the carrier obtained a message that a bomb was on board the aircraft.

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