Leading members of the immigrant gang Black Cobra ordered youth in February to stop setting schools, cars and trash cans aflame. This since it was hurting the gang's drug trade, reports Berlingske Tidende.
In wiretaps the police heard people from the Black Cobra - one of Denmark's largest and most dreaded gangs - call up a series of youth in Kalundborg, Greve and Hundige.
The instructions from the Black Cobras where to stop the riots, since they attract so much police that in many areas it became difficult for the gang to continue their criminal business.
Kim Kliver, head of the National police's Domestic Investigative Center, confirms this, saying that they registered that people high up in the hierarchy of the gangs were irritated that the youth rioting during the winter vacation attracted police presence. Among others, these were some of the Black Cobra people. Kliver adds that the gang members are respected due to their position.
Source: DR (Danish)