Top Civil Servant Drug Crime Suspect

A senior civil servant at the Government Offices had been detained, suspected of serious drug offences.

The man, in his 40-ies, was arrested in Uppsala on Tuesday and was remanded in custody on Friday together with two other men.

"To my knowledge, this is the first time that someone from the Government Offices has been suspected of drug offences," Malin Modh, information officer at the Government Offices told the tabloid Expressen.

The spokesperson at the regional police authority told the news agency TT that it is still too early to reveal any more details, but that a "substantial investigation" is underway.

The deadline to formally charge the man is set to end of November.

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