Sweden intensifies its crackdown on illegal immigrants with sweeps on workplaces after a failed asylum-seeker killed five people in Stockholm attack

Sweden has stepped up efforts to deport illegal immigrants after a failed asylum-seeker killed five people in the Stockholm truck attack.

Police have been carrying out raids on workplaces to check migration documents, with $95million added to the police budget this year to bolster the effort.

It comes after failed Uzbek asylum seeker Rakhmat Akilov killed five and seriously injured 14 when he drove a truck into shoppers in the capital back in April.

In 2016, police made about 1,100 unannounced workplace checks, almost three times more than in 2015, and caught 232 illegal immigrants.

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