One heroin user, “Johan”, told Swedish Radio that he goes to the square to buy his drugs.
“It’s almost as if there are more pushers than addicts,” he said. “Some days I can see at least seven dealers at the same time.”
Stockholm city police are aware of the situation and are frustrated. "Our work is hopeless,” said narcotics police agent Lennart Karlsson. “We pick up about 10 dealers a month. But they are soon replaced.”
Stockholm’s undercover narcotics squad admitted that there has been an increase in the drug trade since heroin became cheaper. This despite the efforts of the special force to eradicate it at the end of 2012.