"every fifth person tested positive for minor drug offences last year in Sweden had used cocaine – a peak, reports the SVT News."
"According to the national laboratory of forensic science, it is four times more than it was seven years ago that tested positive for the drug."
"– There is no longer a drug of choice for the top layer. It is becoming increasingly common, says narcotics police Lennart Karlsson to the tv channel."
"Improved blood tests are according to researchers an explanation, but not the entire reason for the increase."
"Even seizures by police and customs increases. In the last year did the police over 3 700 seizures – almost four times more than in 2012. Customs seizures are now between 250 and 350 per year. Before the 2012 low levels during the 100 seizures."
"An increase in the number of autopsies in which cocaine was the cause of death, also suggest that the use of cocaine changed."
"– It is a different scenario than what we've seen in the past. This suggests that the use of cocaine had moved on from partyscenen to the more common abuser, " says Robert Kronstrand, a researcher at the national laboratory of forensic science."