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Record number of raids on Swedish drug farms

Swedes are growing more and more cannabis. Never before have so many illegal drug farms been reported to the police, according to Swedish media, The Local reports.

Last week The Local reported that two men had been sent to prison after 570 cannabis plants – enough to produce around 31 kilogram of marijuana – were discovered at a disused school in Lysekil in western Sweden in a raid eight months ago.

And the incident is just one in a growing series of drugs hauls recovered in the Nordic country over the past decade.

In 2014 a total of 904 cannabis farms were reported to the police – more than quadruple the 211 reports officers received in 2004, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet, BRÅ).

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