It is becoming increasingly common for young teenage boys to be forced to commit crimes by older people.
One example is when a 13-year-old boy is forced by a 25 year old to steal designer clothes at a store in central Stockholm.
The police testify of mafia-like methods in which adults have a mental stranglehold on the young boys who are forced to sell drugs, commit violent crimes, and thefts.
Two 17-year-olds are since five weeks in custody, suspected of having led a gang of around 20 young boys.
"They have been totally locked into this world and had no ideahow to get out. Parents have known about it, the school has hadsuspicions, but people dare not to talk," says Filippo Bassini at the Stockholm police's southern district, to public broadcaster SVT.