Reported drug offences in Sweden increase in 2018

The number of reported narcotics-related offences in Sweden has increased, with police saying drugs are on an upward trend in the country.

In the West police region, the number of reported offences increased by 700 between April and July this year, up to 6,160 from 5,500 according to Sveriges Radio.

“What we’re seeing is a lot of young talents, kids around the age of 12, being forced more or less, or lured in, to sell to the higher ranking criminals,” Adam Johansson, a police officer working in Stockholm’s Botkyrka, told Sveriges Radio.

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