The importance of the problem was stressed by Sweden's Interior Minister Anders Ygeman.
"This shows how important it is for the police to develop new methods for chasing criminals wherever they are: in the streets or on the Internet. Instagram is nothing more than a platform, and of course the police must act even there. Guns are not virtual," Ygeman told Swedish Radio.Swedish Radio, citing lack of competent personnel.
According to Eisersjö, the police have a good rapport with Instagram. The web company has already closed down a hundred accounts after pressure from the police and other authorities. The problem is that new accounts keep opening under similar names, which makes it virtually impossible to stop the problem.
"We keep on developing new methods and new trainings that virtually all police officers can access. There are a large number of scattered accounts out there, and since we have not fared well with only a little force, we need to get it out on a broad front," Eisersjö said.
"If we just take a cursory glance at Instagram, it becomes clear that it is a free-for-all. You pick a drug, two keystrokes, and you have the package shipped home within two days. To say we have full control would be a lie," Ljung said.
So far, her best advice was to urge the parents to have more control over the children through inquiring where they get expensive designer clothes from and what comes in the deliveries.