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.
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.