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'Record amount' of narcotics seized in Uppsala

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Published: 13.Jan.2018 16:49 hrs

Swedish police confiscated a record quantity of narcotics, thought to exceed half a tonne in weight, in two residential areas of Uppsala on Friday night.

The amount discovered during the raids was described as “enormous”.

“We have almost finished accounting for everything. We are dealing with an enormous amount. The weight is thought to exceed 500 kilograms and it is certainly the largest confiscation of its kind in the country,” police prosecutor Michael Ehrencrona, who is leading the preliminary investigation, told local newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.

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