Black Cobra (gang)

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Black Cobra
Founded 2000
Founding location Roskilde, Denmark
Years active 2000–present
Territory Denmark and Sweden
Ethnicity Palestinians, Turks, ethnic Danes,[1] Serbs, Bosniaks,[2] Iraqis and Lebanese[3]
Membership 100+
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, extortion, racketeering, vehicle theft and murder
Allies Black Scorpions, M16 and AK81
Rivals Bloodz, Bandidos, Hells Angels

Black Cobra is one of the largest immigrant street gangs in Denmark and is represented in most major Danish cities, with approximately 100 members.[4] The gang is also active in Sweden, having established itself in the Malmö district Rosengård[5] and the Stockholm suburbs of Tensta, Rissne and Rinkeby.[6][7][8] They also control a youth gang called the Black Scorpions.[9] They are involved in drug trafficking, extortion and murder.[10] The police describe Black Cobra as a loose network composed of strong leadership figures.[11] The Black Cobra was founded in Roskilde in the year 2000. In March 2009, members of the Black Cobra were arrested in Malmö for extorting a company for protection money and trafficking illegal drugs.[12] Black Cobra members wear black and white shirts with an emblem on the back of a cobra in attack position. The shirts also have Black Cobra written on them, above the emblem in Old English-style writing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://jyllands-posten.dk/indland/article3779507.ece
  2. ^ http://www.expressen.se/kvp/trojan-avslojar-nya-kriminella-ganget-black-cobra/
  3. ^ http://www.avisen.dk/indvandrerbander-i-voldsomt-narkoopgoer_3504.aspx
  4. ^ "New gang threatens Sweden". Aftonbladet.se. 8 March 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Foto: Christer Wahlgren (24 April 2009). "Black Cobra is trying to solicit public". Kvp.se. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Simon Andrén simon.andren@dn.se (13 August 2009). "Black Cobra gang settles in Stockholm". Dn.se. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "20–30 Malmö residents linked to Black Cobra". Sydsvenskan.se. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "New gang in Malmö has Danish roots". Kvp.se. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Foto: Scanpix (5 March 2009). "The sweater reveals new criminal gang Black Cobra". Kvp.se. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Danish leagues ready to take over". Sydsvenskan.se. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Black Cobra established in Malmö". Sr.se. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Black Cobra members convicted in Skudsag". Dr.dk. Retrieved 12 January 2012.