Swedish police did a record number of tests for cocaine last year

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The Swedish police's national forensic centre carried out a record number of cocaine tests in 2019, and police say the use of the drug is continuing to spread from the big cities to smaller towns.

Aron Backman, senior investigating officer in Piteå Älvdal region in the far north, told Swedish Radio news that there has been an increase in the amount of cocaine police in his area are discovering.