Five Icelanders who were detained by Amsterdam police last week on suspicion of plans to sell a young Icelandic woman into prostitution in Brazil have been released.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson. According to the prosecutor’s office, the individuals could not be held longer as the evidence against them was deemed to be insufficient, ruv.is reports.One of the individuals arrested is wanted by Interpol on suspicion of the importation of large quantities of cocaine to Iceland and will be extradited to the country.
The young woman reportedly telephoned the police in Amsterdam with concerns that they planned to send her to Brazil with narcotics before selling her into prostitution. The police arrived on the scene and arrested the suspects.
In an interview with DV today, the woman claims to have been lured to Amsterdam on false grounds.
According to the head of the narcotics division of the Reykjavík police, Karl Steinar Valsson, the Icelandic police assisted the Dutch with the investigation.