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Dozens of Kilos of Drugs Discovered

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Dozens of Kilos of Drugs Discovered

Norræna ferry in Seyðisfjörður

Norræna ferry, Seyðisfjörður. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Two Icelanders and two Dutch citizens in their twenties and thirties are in police custody after dozens of kilos of strong narcotics were found in a car September 28, Vísir reports. The vehicle came to Iceland on board the Norræna ferry September 22.

“This is a very large drug case by Icelandic standards,” reports Aldís Hilmarsdóttir, deputy chief of police in the Greater Reykjavík Area, “but the investigation is going well.” She declined to give detailed information regarding the types of drugs or quantities thereof. A chemical analysis has been done and investigation is underway. Three individuals will be in custody for three weeks, one person for a week.

This is the third narcotics case in Iceland in a short time. Early September, customs officials in Seyðisfjörður discovered 80 kilos of MDMA in an RV aboard Norræna. Those drugs were found in food cans, a spare tire, and two gas tanks. A Dutch couple is still in custody in relation to that case.

Both drug cases are among the largest ever in Iceland.

The third case involves mother and daughter from the Netherlands who arrived in Keflavík Airport with close to 20 kilos of drugs around Easter.

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