Drugs police swoop on reggae festival

Uppsala police have taken around 160 people into custody for examination since Thursday in connection with a reggae festival in the city, according to police spokesman Bo Axelsson.

Axelsson said that around 30 special officers carried out the raid with a view to uncovering drugs offences in the festival area and at the camp site.

Anyone suspected of using drugs has been taken into custody for tests, and the samples will be analysed by the National Crime Laboratory in Linköping.

“It is illegal to have narcotics in the body, and if anyone does then we could bring a prosecution against them,” said Axelsson.

Police continued searching people for drugs up until the reggae festival finished at lunchtime on Sunday.