After scrapping border identification checks for people coming from Denmark into Sweden, the Swedish government has noted a large increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.

Last Thursday, the Swedish government removed border checks for travelers entering the country by rail, sea, and bus. The policy, which was enacted during the height of the migrant crisis in January 2016, was meant to stop asylum seekers illegally entering the country.

Now, the government says migrants are returning in large numbers, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

In the Swedish province of Scania, where there are still border controls, officials have claimed attempted entry by asylum seekers is on the rise.

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