It is legal to buy and keep a pepper spray in the home. But there is a difference on where it is bought. And thus, the buyer may end up with committing a breach of the law, if he knows the rules.
Copenhagen Police and Toldstyrelsen has in recent months experienced a large increase in the number of pebersprays, there are bought abroad.
It is only pebersprays, which is bought in Denmark there are legal, and according to Morten Westerdahl, who is the head of the Section for Illegal Import of the Copenhagen Police, is not all there is to it.
- It is our impression that many do not know the rules for the purchase of pebersprays and therefore ordered a pepper spray through the network, he says.
- But it is illegal, and therefore cries out, we are now sounding the alarm, so that people are aware of how the rules are designed.
As a starting point punished the illegal importation or possession of a pepper spray with a fine.