Nine Icelanders, eight men and a woman, have been charged in connection with a major narcotics case, which stems from 2014, RÚV reports. The people were involved, in one way or another, with smuggling large amounts of cocaine from Amsterdam and Brazil that year. Three men among them are also charged for importing 8 kg of drugs and steroids from China, stored in 220 bags, which they ordered online and described as groceries.
Six of the individuals are charged for smuggling close to 150 g of very strong cocaine from Amsterdam to Iceland in September of 2014. One of them carried the drugs for them in return for his debt being canceled. The other five took care of financing the purchase, providing the drugs or hiring the mule. Large amounts of money were transferred from Iceland to Holland through the US company Moneygram.
Four of the nine are charged with smuggling 4 kg of cocaine from Brazil to Iceland. Tickets for seven Icelanders were purchased to London, so that Euros could be bought there. The Euros were delivered to an Icelander in Amsterdam, who purchased MDMA drugs, which he transported to Brazil and used in exchange for 4 kg of cocaine.