Several plastic bags, containing a large amount of waste from cannabis production, were placed in a container intended for corrugated paper in Akureyri yesterday.
An Icelandic woman in her forties, arrested at Toronto Pearson International Airport on December 18 on suspicion of attempting to import almost a kilogram of cocaine to Canada, will appear before a judge in Toronto on Friday.
‘Dope for Stuff’ (‘Dóp fyrir dót’) is the name of a Facebook page where members exchange drugs for all sorts of goods, many of which are likely stolen.
The father of the 20-year-old Icelandic woman arrested in Brazil on December 26, suspected of drug smuggling, says she is a victim and that she has denied charges.
According to the Paraguayan police, an Icelander, whose whereabouts has been unknown for two years, is said to be a powerful drug smuggler with operations in Paraguay and Brazil.
An Icelandic couple was arrested in Brazil between Christmas and New Year on suspicion of planning to smuggle four kilos of cocaine out of the country.
The Dutch couple, who smuggled narcotics into the country in September via the Norræna ferry from mainland Europe to East Iceland, brought 209,000 MDMA tablets and 10 kilos (22 lbs) of MDMA powder to Seyðisfjörður.
Monday, the Northeast Iceland Police confiscated 58 cannabis plants during a house search on a farm in Svarfaðardalur, near Dalvík.
According to the Directorate of Customs, earlier this year, customs officials discovered cocaine hidden inside calendars.
A 58-year-old Icelander is believed to be one of the ringleaders of a major marijuana plantation in Molina de Segura, Spain.
A Dutch woman, Mirjam Foekje van Twuijver, was today sentenced to eleven years in prison for smuggling almost 20 kilos of drugs to Iceland on Good Friday this year.
Two Icelanders and two Dutch citizens in their twenties and thirties are in police custody after dozens of kilos of strong narcotics were found in a car September 28.
Yesterday, police and custom control confiscated close to a hundred kilos of a white substance as the ferry Norræna reached harbor in Seyðisfjörður.
Nine people, eight men and one woman, were arrested September 1 in a large steroids raid by police in the greater Reykjavík area.
An Icelandic woman has been charged with drug dealing and money laundering in the British city of Liverpool.
Tourists on their way to Iceland are able to order marijuana ahead of time, to be delivered at Keflavík Airport upon landing.
Customs officers at Keflavík International Airport have stopped a man carrying over a kilogram of cannabis in his luggage.
A recent survey by Market and Media Research (MMR) found that almost a quarter of Icelanders 18 years and older, or 24.3 percent, now support legalizing marijuana—up from 12.7 percent in 2011.