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Government official held for drugs offences

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A senior administrative officer at the Government Offices has been detained for serious drugs offences.

The man was arrested in Uppsala on Tuesday and was remanded into custody on Friday together with two other men, the Expressen newspaper reports.

"This is the first time, in my knowlegde, that a person employed at the Government Offices has been suspected of drugs offences," said Malin Modh at the Goverment Offices to the newspaper.

The man, who is in his forties, is suspected of having sold drugs prior to his arrest, the newspaper reports.

The man's boss and closest colleagues have been informed of the arrest and the charges levelled against him. The man is expected to be formally charged at a hearing scheduled for November 30th.

A senior administrative officer is a civil servant in the Government Offices who prepares matters of state prior to decisions.

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