Six men had their custody extended in connection with the attempted smuggling of drugs to Iceland via the postal system. The case is the largest of its kind to have occurred in Iceland in a long time, Fréttablaðið reports.
Four of the men were arrested in January and the other two in February in connection with the attempted smuggling of 20 kilograms of amphetamine and 1.7 liters of base amphetamine.
According to police, around 17 kilograms of amphetamine can be produced with 1.7 liters of base amphetamine.
Three of the men had their custody extended until March 14, and the other three until April 4 while the case is investigated.
The drugs were seized in January by customs on arrival to the country. The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police along with the Danish police are investigating the matter.
The men are in their thirties and forties.
In other drugs related news, police raided a cannabis factory in the eastern part of Reykjavík last night. Police found 19 cannabis plants and growing equipment, mbl.is reports.