Sweden: Unknown internet drugs create challenge for police

New unclassified drugs are becoming a bigger and bigger problem for society. The effects are unknown and people who use the drugs cannot be convicted of any crime because they are still not classified as narcotics, Radio Sweden reports.

At the Poison Information Center in Stockholm, they are working constantly to track the new internet drugs making their way into Sweden.

“For example, we have recently received a morphine-like drug that causes unconsciousness and breathing problems,” Mark Personne, supervising doctor at the Poison Information Center, told Swedish Radio news.

The drugs’ effects on the body are completely unknown to authorities. They have however become faster at classifying new drugs. At the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science in Linköping, they have altered the organisation to cope with all of the analysis this requires.

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