"the Police did last year, nearly 50 000 of the seizure of the drugs, an increase of ten percent compared with the previous year."
"the Upswing continues, however, and everything indicates now on a rekordsiffra when 2019 will be summarised."
"For TT's behalf National forensiskt centre (NFC) in Linköping compiled the number of drug seizures in recent years."
"the Trend is clear – the quantity of drugs found by the police continues to increase significantly."
"We have had an increase of 5% to 10% annually so these figures follow the trend that we predict," says Maria Lindstam, acting section manager at droganalyssektionen the NFC."
"During the period January–april this year has, however, already more than 18 000 seizures made, which is a clear indicator that last year's record will be deleted."
"TT: Should the figures be interpreted as an effect of better policing or that there are actually more drugs in circulation?"
"– It's probably a combination. We've had the big change of the police organization which has now begun to settle and that there are several police officers in the work."
"It is precisely to the NFC as the investigating authority sends the specimen to see if it is the drugs and what kind of preparations it's all about."
"Of NFC also tested whether a suspect can be linked to the seizure ochu002Feller it can be connected to previous cases."
"Of the 49 248 seizures made during the 2018 continues the resin to dominate and even to increase, from 26 per cent to 31 per cent of all seizures followed by drugs (25%) and amphetamines (13 per cent)."
"When it comes to cocaine is the same figures on an annual basis, on the other hand, according to Maria Lindstam a clear upward trend if you look back five years in time."
"– When it comes to spice, we could see how it disappeared in 2015, and it is now a question of only a few. We think it has to do with the deaths surrounding the drug and the simply have become "
"For the NFC means the increase in numbers also increased the workload."
" We have worked a long time in order to have efficient and effective processes, and we have passed these increases are relatively good. It would now continue to rise, however, we would need something with increased resources, " says Maria Lindstam."
"2019 (January–april): 18 539."
"Source: National forensiskt centre (NFC)"