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Icelander Imprisoned for Drugs Offence in Sweden

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Icelander Imprisoned for Drugs Offence in Sweden

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An Icelandic man, Sigurjón Árni Jensson, has been sentenced to four years in prison in Sweden for having tried to smuggle four kilograms of amphetamine from Sweden to Iceland. Another Icelander, Gunnar Þór Grétarsson, was sought by Interpol in the same case, but was later removed from the wanted register. Sigurjón Árni denies all charges.

Sigurjón was arrested at a Stockholm hotel in October with the drugs on him, but he maintained his innocence, saying that he had no idea there were drugs in his bag.

Gunnar Þór Grétarsson was for a while on the Interpol wanted list in connection to the case, but has since been removed. Icelandic police have managed to contact him in Thailand and given him a deadline to return to his home country. According to RÚV sources, Icelandic police suspect Gunnar Þór was responsible for organizing the smuggling from Sweden.

Different reports claim that other Icelanders were arrested in Stockholm in connection to the case at around the same time as a large group of Icelanders were in the Swedish capital to watch Gunnar Nelson fight in the UFC.

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