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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.

READ ALSO: Reported drug offences in Sweden increase in 2018

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  1. “Swedish citizens”

    These are the “new Swedes” from places like Somalia, not the original vikings.
    Welcome to the new Sweden.

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Swedish police find stash of drugs at school

Police in Gothenburg have found large amounts of cannabis, amphetamines and other narcotics hidden at a school.

Swedish police find stash of drugs at school
File photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Almost 3.3 kilograms of cannabis and 250 grams of amphetamines were uncovered in a room at the elementary school.

The room had been rented by a 35-year-old man who was known to police. He has been sentenced to between two and three months in prison for serious drugs offences as well as breaches of weapons laws, writes newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

The man had rented the premises for use as a music studio, and police reportedly noted he appeared to be in an intoxicated state upon leaving one evening. During a search of the man’s home, a number of tablets were found, and a large amount of drugs was later found in the room at the school.

According to the 35-year-old, most of the drugs were intended for personal use, rather than for sale.

About 500 students attend the elementary school at Hisingen in Gothenburg, which is located on the same property as the room where the drugs were found.

READ ALSO: Swedish police make record narcotics seizure at Öresund Bridge