Video: Switzerland - Stunning Rise In Criminality, Banks Attacked With Bazookas (text below).
Cross-border crime is on the rise, and becoming ever more violent, in western Switzerland and the Ticino, according to new statistics: The latest figures produced by Swiss border authorities show a significant increase in the number of arrests being made at the borders, newspaper Tribune de Geneve reports.
"The perpetrators are armed with assault rifles, machine guns and even rocket-propelled grenades. They will stop at almost nothing," Jürg Noth, head of the Swiss Border Guard, told the newspaper.
"We even had a case where criminals blew up a bank with explosives," he said.More here: http://www.thelocal.ch/3406/20120529/
French immigrant gangs armed with bazookas raiding banks in Switzerland:
The swiss border guard is arming against heavily armed gangs from the french banlieues. These gangs stem mostly from the Lyon banlieue; their members are mostly french nationals of north-african origin. Until now, they have committed their raids mostly in western Switzerland [that is the german swiss term for the country's francophone zone] and in the Ticino [Switzerland's italophone zone]. (...)