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Kilo of cocaine washes up on Swedish beach

TT/The Local · 19 Jun 2009, 10:05

Published: 19 Jun 2009 10:05 GMT+02:00

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The street value of the drugs are worth around 1 million kronor ($126,000), according to TTELA newspaper.

Police believe the cocaine is part of a larger delivery that someone was forced to dump overboard.

Police in Denmark have reported similar finds on the Danish coast.

Swedish authorities say that additional packages may still be out to sea, and authorities, including the coast guard, are conducting a search on water and land.

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15:05 June 19, 2009 by Black Pharoah
Europe has to many coke heads.
20:01 June 19, 2009 by aburman
Gäller bärga lagen?
04:12 June 20, 2009 by George W. Bush
Don't make me have to get ugly...
05:52 June 20, 2009 by askin
Well, if there is cocaine in the air of Madrid, why not in the sea of Sweden?

Askin Ozcan

09:55 June 20, 2009 by ooh456
I love how people demonize things they never tried because some cop or politician told them it was 'bad' . Sweden fails miserably in this regard because the country is so isolated and the government is so big-brothery. I don't want to sound like a drug tart, but sometimes you need to get high with your friends.
21:37 June 20, 2009 by askin
answer to ooh456

Don't make narcotics propaganda! People abstain from narcotics because health sciences and doctors tell them, based on science, that narcotics are harmful for the human body and health. Examples can also be seen in the hospitals. For a mature person, it is enough joy to be with his friends, and talk and do activities with them. To get high on narcotics is a stupid way to search joy.
21:38 June 20, 2009 by spy
If only 1 kilo was handed in I wonder how much wasn't handed in. I bet there are a few people having a better midsummer than normal.
21:51 June 20, 2009 by stan dan deliver
lol top post dude
19:52 June 21, 2009 by XdeeX
the coke was in the air of rome, not in madrid!!!

well i think legalization will come soon

80 years ago was legal in some countries
06:52 June 22, 2009 by Gwrhyr
ooh456 is so right... and Swedes know this as well, I've been with them getting high on alcohol and then they talk honestly about their society, but at the same time mention that if you're high on anything, including alcohol, you're not really taken seriously, it's all forgotten and forgiven the next morning so that Sweden can go on being sober by daytime. I've had many alcohol driven philosophical discussions with Swedes only to be told in the daytime that it was "just the alcohol talking" and not common sense or any wisdom at all during our conversations, even if we weren't even totally drunk when conversing but had simply had a few shots of Läckö Slott aquavit.
12:17 June 22, 2009 by Benzed
Yet another virtue of the West and best coast, the rest of you get seashells and we get coke.
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