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US authorities bust Swedish cocaine ring

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08:18 CEST+02:00
A Swedish man has been arrested in the US on suspicion of being behind a ring of cocaine smugglers planning to ship 12 kilogrammes of the drug to Sweden hidden in car interiors, according to a report in the Expressen daily.

A 47-year-old Swedish man, who owns a car firm in Florida was arrested by federal narcotics police in a operation together with Swedish and Danish law enforcement services. A further three men have been arrested in Sweden.

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have had the Swede under surveillance for an extended period of time and when they raided the man's car show room they found ten kilogrammes of cocaine in the door of a Lincoln and a further two in a Ford Explorer, Expressen reports.

According to the newspaper's source the cars were scheduled for shipment to Gothenburg.

A further one kilogramme of the party drug was found on the 47-year-old when DEA officers made their arrest.

The Swede has not yet made any contact with either the foreign ministry or the Swedish embassy in Washington D.C..

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