A new department for organized crime at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police is investigating suspected cases of human trafficking in Iceland, especially in the construction and tourism industries. The department has hired a special investigator for such cases.
Grímur Grímsson, the department’s director, told Morgunblaðið, that some of the foreign laborers who are working in Iceland, may be sent here by foreign crime organizations.
According to ruv.is, the police have collaborated with labor unions, the Directorate of Internal Revenue, the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health and others, on investigating the conditions of foreign workers, particularly in relation with extensive construction projects and tourism.
As a result, suspected cases of human trafficking have surfaced and will now be investigated more closely.