Svensk Maffia gives a unique insight into the gang crime which constitutes a growing threat to Swedish society. Although the authorities took have taken a hard line, Hells Angels, Bandidos and others gangs continue to grow. Their crime affects individuals and entrepreneurs - and the men and women who are just trying to do their job. The increased competition between gangs weighs a human life easy. Young men who recently were boys are executed in cold blood, often without anyone having to be held accountable.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Svensk Maffia - Original Gangsters (gang) - Netflix
Original Gangsters (OGs) is a criminal gang in Sweden. Founded in 1993, it has its base in Gothenburg and members in Halmstad and Jönköping, among other places, and is one of a handful of Swedish criminal gangs that have received significant media attention. Its leader and founder is Denho Acar, who fled Sweden in 2007. The current number of members is uncertain: Original Gangsters' own figures of some one hundred active were disputed by the Swedish police, which describe the gang as currently being significantly decimated. The gang took its name from the term Original Gangster used by gangsta rapper Ice-T in 1991.
Svensk Maffia - History - Netflix
Original Gangsters was formed in the Gothenburg suburb Bergsjön in 1993 by Denho Acar (alias “Dano” or “Djingis Khan”) and two of his childhood friends. Denho Acar was born in Midyat, Turkey in 1974, to Assyrian parents, and his family moved to Bergsjön in 1985. In 2007, Denho Acar fled to the tourist resort Marmaris in Turkey since he was wanted for an arson attack against a Gothenburg café. Being a Turkish citizen, Acar is able to avoid extradition while he remains in Turkey. Acar had never received Swedish citizenship, only a residence permit, and in August 2008, it was revoked. Turkey-based Acar remains Original Gangsters' leader in Europe, but handed over the title of as the gang's “president” in Sweden in 2008. The extent of the gang's European activities outside of Sweden, which would be what Acar leads, remains somewhat unclear. The Original Gangsters was also a street gang in south Florida in the 80's and 90's Interviewed for a 2007 book, Acar claimed that the number of members is around 100, with an inner circle of around 30. All members are men, and the gang's members have varying ethnical backgrounds: most are from countries where there have been significant immigration to Sweden, such as Iran, Finland, Turkey (Assyrians), Latin America or the former Yugoslavia, but there are also many Swedish members. The sign of membership is a tattoo of the gang's symbol, which has been inspired by the Assyrian flag and shows the letters “OG” in the middle of a sun.
Svensk Maffia - References - Netflix