Nine-year-old sold drugs to Malmö police officer

A nine-year-old boy in Malmö has been caught trying to sell a bag of amphetamines to an undercover police officer. His father has been arrested for using his young son as a drugs courier.

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.

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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.

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