The Danish capital, faced with warring drug gangs, has come up with its own idea of how to counteract drug crime. DW's correspondent Malcolm Brabant tells us the story.
Fans of Danish television series such "The Killing" and "The Bridge" will be familiar with the fictional dark side of apparently squeaky clean Scandinavia in which the police always emerge victorious. But the reality is that Denmark is losing a war against organized crime that is making vast profits out of cannabis. Copenhagen has become a battleground between bikers and rival gangs fighting for supremacy in a market that’s worth around 150 million euros a year. Now Copenhagen city council has come up with a radical proposal to try to undermine the gangs by growing and selling its own dope. From the Danish capital, Malcolm Brabant reports.
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