SHARE
COPY LINK

DRUGS

Government official held for drugs offences

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.

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.

DRUGS

Swedish citizens arrested in Spain on drugs charges

Two people from Sweden have been arrested in Barcelona on suspicion of serious drugs and weapons offences.

Swedish citizens arrested in Spain on drugs charges
File photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

The pair were detained at the request of the Swedish police and have already been charged in absentia in the Scandinavian country.

Authorities in Sweden have been searching for the two suspects since the autumn of last year, news agency TT reports.

“We have been looking for them for a long time and they are suspected of belonging to a criminal network in northwestern Stockholm,” Mats Lindström of Stockholm Police said in a press statement.

“The Spanish police have assisted us in this work and they are now under arrest,” Lindström added.

The process for extradition of the two arrested individuals to Sweden has been initiated.

READ ALSO: Reported drug offences in Sweden increase in 2018

SHOW COMMENTS