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Nine-year-old sold drugs to Malmö police officer

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 18 Feb 2010, 12:58

Published: 18 Feb 2010 12:58 GMT+01:00

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The plain-clothes officer was visiting an apartment on Eriksfältsgatan in Malmö following up on another police matter when the doorbell rang. When the police officer opened the door he caught sight of a young boy clutching a bag of white powder, local newspaper Kvällsposten reports.

The police office took the bag from the nine-year-old's hand at which point the boy demanded 2,000 kronor ($277) in payment. When the police officer showed identification the boy fled.

The police officer was able to apprehend the boy and established that his father, a 41-year-old man previously known to the police, had sent him to deliver the package.

"He is previously known to us, but we would never have thought that he would use his nine-year-old son as a drugs courier," Inspector Daniel Jonasson in Malmö told the newspaper.

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The 41-year-old has been arrested after an interview on Tuesday on suspicion of drugs offences. The boy has been left in the care of relatives.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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14:11 February 18, 2010 by sherkovic
'The 41-year-old has been arrested after an interview on Tuesday on suspicion of drugs offences. The boy has been left in the care of relatives'

Interview?? sounds like he's already a celebrity!!! Guess interrogation would have sounded much better...anywayyy!
14:54 February 18, 2010 by Nemesis
That child should be removed permanetly from that family.

Using a child to push drugs is beyond insane.
15:39 February 18, 2010 by Kronaboy
Coming from crime ridden UK I'm not at all surprised that criminals are catching on to using their under-age children, fraid its the norm in other countries.
16:05 February 18, 2010 by Flappytango
im glad the police officer was "able to apprehend the boy"
16:10 February 18, 2010 by Nemesis
@ Kronaboy

It does not matter how many are doing it, it is still completely out of line to use a child for that activity.

Anyone using a child to push drugs are vermin, as far as i am concerned.
19:47 February 18, 2010 by Kevin Harris
Er, I don't think Kronaboy said it was ok Nemesis. He said that he wasn't suprised it happened.
20:17 February 18, 2010 by wxman
These blonde, blue-eyed drug dealers need to be stopped now!
07:43 February 19, 2010 by johnnyrebel
Mmmmm...Drugs. Now theres a tricky subject. What to do with the offenders? Here is a dispicable man using his offspring like so...what kind of future can the boy expect? From what I have observed Sweden does not have nearly the drug problems that the USA. Is legalization a rational option? If drugs were legal perhaps this man would not be using his son in such a beastlly manner. Perhaps a lot of the associated crime would disappear without creating anymore people dependent on drugs.
11:14 February 19, 2010 by jimmyjames
Does the Nordic race have no shame. Using these poor blond, blue-eyed children for crime is disgusting. Why can't you Swedes follow the examples set by all those wonerful, intelligent, law-abidding refugees who wish only to fornicate with Swedish women and create a beautiful Rainbow Race that is the Liberal Vision of the Global New Age ?
02:41 February 24, 2010 by CanYouDigIt

Spot on chap.

Legalisation, regulation and education removes the distribution and profiatbility from the organised and not so organised criminals.

In this case, obviously the child wouldn't be operating in the drug trade if it was a legal enterprise.

Regulation brings in the taxes on the stuff needed to pay for the health harms, the same way alcohol tries to pay for it's costs on society. And education funds are made more available by reduced investigations, prosecutions and incarcerations of people who are only users. In jail abuse issues are rarely if ever resolved. Instead a drug user is more likely to make more in depth criminal contacts and fall farther away from acceptable social interactions.

At the same time..

This drug dealing daddy needs to be dummied up.
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