Customs raid drug den in Gothenburg

SvD reported on Saturday that Swedish Customs raided a "drug den" in Gothenburg on Friday night, and that they are expecting to find more illegal goods in the area.

Five people were arrested for smuggling drugs and using illegal substances. The operation was only one part of a larger raid that has been planned for some time.

It hasn’t been revealed what sort of drugs was found on the premises, but more might be confiscated at a later date, according to SvD.

Source: Svenska Dagbladet


Swedish citizens arrested in Spain on drugs charges

Two people from Sweden have been arrested in Barcelona on suspicion of serious drugs and weapons offences.

Swedish citizens arrested in Spain on drugs charges
File photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

The pair were detained at the request of the Swedish police and have already been charged in absentia in the Scandinavian country.

Authorities in Sweden have been searching for the two suspects since the autumn of last year, news agency TT reports.

“We have been looking for them for a long time and they are suspected of belonging to a criminal network in northwestern Stockholm,” Mats Lindström of Stockholm Police said in a press statement.

“The Spanish police have assisted us in this work and they are now under arrest,” Lindström added.

The process for extradition of the two arrested individuals to Sweden has been initiated.

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