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Icelandic Drug Ring Leader Sought by Police

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Icelandic Drug Ring Leader Sought by Police

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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, RÚV reports. He is said to carry a false ID, pretending to be a German real estate agent.

The information appears on the news website ABC Color in Paraguay.

Earlier this week, ABC Color mentioned the Icelander’s name in an article, wondering whether he was missing. The man’s father then came forward and said his son was not missing; he had received a call from him on Skype before the end of last year. The man is believed to work in the towns of Amambay and Salto del Guairá.

The Icelandic police are, according to ABC Color, looking for the man in connection with the disappearance of another Icelander, who was last seen in Paraguay. RÚV reports that the missing man is likely Friðrik Kristjánsson, who has not been seen since March, 2013.

ABC’s source at the narcotics division of the Paraguayan police claims the Icelandic drug smuggler is one of the ring leaders behind a major operation of the smuggling of cocaine from South America to Europe, and of ecstasy tablets from Europe to South America. The smuggling reportedly goes through Brazil.

The Brazilian police point out that people have been arrested, Brazilians as well as Icelanders, who were mules for the operation. On December 26, a young Icelandic couple was arrested in the city of Fortaleza, allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine to Europe.

All indications suggest that the smuggling operation is large, directed by Brazilians, Paraguayans and Icelanders.

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