Stockholm police make two huge cocaine busts
TT/The Local · 8 May 2009, 08:44
Published: 08 May 2009 08:44 GMT+02:00
In total, police confiscated a total of 14 kilogrammes of the drug, with an estimated street value of around 20 million kronor ($2.5 million), reports Kriminalkanalen.
According to police, the busts are among the largest in recent memory. By comparison, police confiscated a total of 15 kilogrammes of cocaine last year in the entire country.
The new busts, carried out against two different criminal gangs with roots in the former Yugoslavia and South America, took place in the Stockholm area.
Six men and one woman are in custody on suspicions of serious drugs offences.
Charges have now also been filed against the buyer in the deal, as police succeeded penetrating every level of the drug network: importers, wholesalers, street sellers, and buyers.