Open EU borders are a paradise for weapons and human smugglers, senior Danish police officers say.

Senior Danish police officers are complaining that the EUs open borders under the Schengen agreement have made it simple for criminal groups to smuggle weapons and women into Denmark.

The Schengen agreement has made it much easier to move weapons around Europe and to get them into Denmark. This is a problem as crime becomes much more serious when weapons are involved, says Henrik Svindt of the Copenhagen Special Unit for Gang Crime and Women Traficking.

The issue of how to stop weapons and women smuggling into Denmark has risen on the Danish political agenda after the Social Democratic Party recently suggested stricter border controls. The Danish Peoples Party has demanded for some time that border controls should be introduced.