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Icelander Arrested for Dealing Heroin in UK

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Icelander Arrested for Dealing Heroin in UK

Photo: Merseyside Police

An Icelandic woman has been charged with drug dealing and money laundering in the British city of Liverpool.

The woman was arrested last month after a police search of the house she said she lived in.

In the house search, police found 13 kg of a substance believed to be heroin. They also found a million pounds (ISK 208,000,000/EUR 1,412,000) in cash—seemingly denominated in euros in the photo above.

The case has been reported in the British media, and by DV. The woman, who is 29-years-old, was arrested alongside three men of similar age. The police are still searching for a fifth suspect, Paul Newhall, connected to the case.

The four arrested have all been charged with possession of heroin, the intent to sell heroin, and money laundering.

As Merseyside Police and British media have all revealed the names of the suspects, DV did so too; while RÚV elected not to reveal the woman’s name.

The 29-year-old Icelandic woman is called Kolbrún Ómarsdóttir and the others are Darren Marsden, 35; John Joseph Courtney, 36; and Benjamin Marsden, 23.

A car was also searched and found to contain significant quantities of drugs.

There has been no comment from the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs thus far.

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