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Online drug hunt nets 40 sellers

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11:27 CEST+02:00
Swedish teenagers are increasingly buying and selling drugs on the internet, where the risk of being caught has been almost negligible.

But new police methods and drug tracking on the internet have led some 40 people to be arrested in the last 12 months, according to a report from the National Police Service which was presented on Wednesday.

'Online police' are working with infiltration and so-called permitted provocation, reported the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet: a seller who offers his or her products online can be caught by an officer posing as a buyer.

Police, customs and prosecutors are working together in the online project, called Drug Tracker. The Swedish authorities are also working with Interpol, said the report.

Ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamines are big sellers online, but heroin is less popular.

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