Sweden will hold an Amnesty for illegal storing explosives citizens

© 2017 AFP / TT news agency/ Janerik Nageswaran police officers in Central Stockholm, Sweden. Archival photoSweden will hold an Amnesty for illegal storing explosives citizens© 2017 AFP / TT news agency/ Janerik Henricsson

The Swedish government took the decision to conduct next year a temporary Amnesty for possession of illegal explosives, said Thursday the press service of the Swedish government.

«The objective of the proposal is the desire to reduce the number of illegal explosives in society,» — said in a press release.

Explained that fall under the Amnesty, in particular, hand grenades and other explosives. Wishing to hand over illegally stored explosives will be able to do it in the period from October 15, 2018 to January 11, 2019.

To the use of hand grenades and other explosives, have repeatedly drawn attention of the Swedish media and law enforcement. A lot of hand grenades is brought to Sweden from the region of former Yugoslavia.

Experts have repeatedly noted that Sweden is very prominent in the EU the number of illegal grenades, used by criminal groups. In 2014, the police had opened a total of eight cases on the seizure and exploding grenades, in 2015, there were 45 cases, of which 10 concerned the grenade explosions. According in 2016, the number of cases rose to 52 and they had 27 cases with a direct blast of hand grenades.

Amnesty explosives will be held for the first time. The gun Amnesty was held in Sweden three times – in 1993, 2007 and 2013.