"The cocaine-related deaths are skyrocketing in Sweden."
"All the numbers point upwards: Cocaine becomes stronger, the seizures become more and at the autoplay at the national laboratory of forensic science found cocaine in more and more dead."
"When the TT asks the national laboratory of forensic science to take forward the numbers of deaths where cocaine is the cause of the results so remarkable that within the authority decides to initiate a study."
"During the period from 1 January to 15 October of this year, 18 such cases have been identified. It is significantly more than in previous years. Between 2013 and 2017, the kokainorsakade deaths varied between three and eight per year."
"– There is probably an increased use of cocaine, and that in itself makes it is a few more that happen to bad out, " says Robert Kronstrand, toxicologist at the national laboratory of forensic science."
"In Denmark we see a similar development. In the neighbouring country was found cocaine to be the cause of death of 13 persons in 2017, which can be compared with the six people in 2016."
"Kari Grasaasen at the Danish Sundhedsstyrelsen suggest that cocaine has become stronger:"
"– When a drug is cleaner and stronger, it is also more dangerous and the risk of injury is greater, " says chefskonsulent Kari Grasaasen to the news agency Ritzau."
"In Sweden, the purity of seized cocaine powder increased from an average of 27 per cent in 2011 to 58% in 2017, statistics from the National forensiskt center (NFC)."
"That cocaine becomes stronger, indicating increased access, think Ulf Guttormsson at the central union for alcohol and other drugs."
"– You dilute it not as much and in a competitive situation perhaps highlights the purity, that it is a higher quality simply, " he says."
"From having been a storstadsfenomen are now cocaine to buy in the whole country," he says."
" the Police seem to clearly meet at cocaine use in their everyday lives to a much greater extent today than in 2008."
"– There is probably an increased use of cocaine, and that in itself makes it is a few more that happen to in trouble."
"Robert Kronstrand, toxicologist at the national laboratory of forensic science, that the cocaine-related deaths are increasing."
"the Number of deaths caused by cocaine has increased in the year. To and including 15 October, the drug has claimed 18 lives in Sweden. It can be compared with seven deaths in the last year, eight in 2016, three in 2015 and three in 2014."
"In the samples analyzed from individuals arrested for suspicion of minor drug offences will be cocaine is increasingly common. Five years ago, had five per cent of these persons cocaine in the body. This year it is 18 per cent who have it."
"Many that died drogpåverkade have a mix of various intoxicating substances in the body – alcohol, drugs and medicinal products. Of those who test and are deemed to have died of other causes than cocaine is cocaine in the day three times as prevalent as five years ago."
"the Purity of seized cocaine has increased from a mean of 27 per cent in 2011 to 57,8 percent in 2017."
"Since 2008, the number of seizures of cocaine that customs and police officers tripled. The amount of cocaine seized over the same period doubled."
"Sources: national laboratory of forensic science, National forensiskt center and the central Federation for alcohol and other drugs"