Almost 20 kilograms of illegal substances were found inside a vehicle which arrived in Seydisfjördur in east Iceland on the Norraena ferry yesterday, most of which appears to be cannabis.
It is the highest amount of cannabis confiscated in a single drug-bust in Iceland. A white powdery substance was also confiscated, which is believed to be either cocaine or amphetamine, 24 Stundir reports.
An elderly man of German origin who was responsible for the car was arrested following the drug-bust and currently he is the only suspect. It is not clear whether he has come to Iceland before.
When the Norraena ferry arrived in Seydisfjördur at 9:30 yesterday morning two police dogs located the car in which the illegal substances were carefully hidden during regular inspection.
On June 10 this summer an elderly man of Dutch origin was arrested when 190 kilos of hashish and 1.5 kilos of cocaine were found inside his camper which also arrived in the country on Norraena. The man is still in custody with an Icelandic citizen who is believed to be his accomplice.
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