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Police bust record studio cannabis ring

TT/The Local · 9 Mar 2010, 08:06

Published: 09 Mar 2010 08:06 GMT+01:00

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Police raided a series of addresses in the Stockholm area a month ago after an extended surveillance operation. They found three large-scale cannabis plantations, with a quantity of the illicit drug with a street value of one million kronor ($140,000), Stockholm daily Svenska Dagbladet reports.

"We have noticed how nervous the suspects have been. We have been watching them from cars, for example, and seen how they have gone in and out of doors to mislead us. They have been changing phones regularly," said Ulf Sundström at Stockholm police to the newspaper.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the raids. One of them owns a record company, and in a concealed room behind his studio police found four tents filled with cannabis plants.

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The amount of cannabis seized equates to about 10 kilogrammes when dried. The lower limit for serious drugs offences in Sweden is 2.5 kilogrammes.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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11:10 March 9, 2010 by Audrian
For heaven sake do no criminalize cannibes; it would not work. In those countries that tried to criminalize it, as in the US and Mexico, it rappidly filled the prisons with hundreds of thousands of silly people while making money for smugglers and drug barons. By not criminalizing it the government can control its supply and undertake education to prevent its spread.
12:22 March 9, 2010 by Nemesis
Legalise cannabis and allow people who have should they know a thing or two about hydropnics and aeroponics to grow crops, which would reduce imports.

Most likely the music from that studio was pretty mellow.
12:28 March 9, 2010 by eZee.se
How are they going to get rid of it?

are they going to....burn it?
13:21 March 9, 2010 by stoffer
It is pretty damn stupid to criminalize cannabis, especially in light of the fact that a much mroe dangerous narcotic - alcohol - is fully legal and is sold by state owned shops. I do not see any reasons why cannabis could not be sold by System Bolaget. It's health effects are much more benign than alcohol's effects.

Legal cannabis would also reduce organized crime, because out of the sudden one business niche would disappear. In fact, the organized crime are among the biggest beneficiaries of keeping cannabis illegal.
13:47 March 9, 2010 by peropaco
I am sure if the cops and the justice people take a few hits of a splif they would change their minds about the whole thing. So what next? 10 years in prison for growing pot? Kill a 15 year od girl in Stureby, 18 months??????
18:34 March 9, 2010 by Mr. Puppy
10:10 March 10, 2010 by locaxy
Why on Earth is our taxmoney spent on this idiotic prohibition?
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