Walpurgis night

Police boosting presence near Systembolaget

Police are boosting their presence around the country's state-run alcohol stores on Tuesday to stop minors from trying to get alcohol as Swedes prepare for Walpurgis night, reports Swedish Radio news.

Police say most often minors ask alcoholics on the streets to buy them alcohol, as well as parents, and older siblings and friends.

A study by the Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs found that most underage drinkers get their alcohol from the state-run alcohol stores, called Systembolaget in Swedish.

Police say it is most common for minors to ask someone to buy them alcohol outside the store and that the transfer happens very quickly.