An Icelandic couple was arrested in Brazil between Christmas and New Year on suspicion of planning to smuggle four kilos of cocaine out of the country.
The Dutch couple, who smuggled narcotics into the country in September via the Norræna ferry from mainland Europe to East Iceland, brought 209,000 MDMA tablets and 10 kilos (22 lbs) of MDMA powder to Seyðisfjörður.
Monday, the Northeast Iceland Police confiscated 58 cannabis plants during a house search on a farm in Svarfaðardalur, near Dalvík.
According to the Directorate of Customs, earlier this year, customs officials discovered cocaine hidden inside calendars.
A 58-year-old Icelander is believed to be one of the ringleaders of a major marijuana plantation in Molina de Segura, Spain.
A Dutch woman, Mirjam Foekje van Twuijver, was today sentenced to eleven years in prison for smuggling almost 20 kilos of drugs to Iceland on Good Friday this year.
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.
Yesterday, police and custom control confiscated close to a hundred kilos of a white substance as the ferry Norræna reached harbor in Seyðisfjörður.
Nine people, eight men and one woman, were arrested September 1 in a large steroids raid by police in the greater Reykjavík area.
An Icelandic woman has been charged with drug dealing and money laundering in the British city of Liverpool.
Tourists on their way to Iceland are able to order marijuana ahead of time, to be delivered at Keflavík Airport upon landing.
Customs officers at Keflavík International Airport have stopped a man carrying over a kilogram of cannabis in his luggage.
A recent survey by Market and Media Research (MMR) found that almost a quarter of Icelanders 18 years and older, or 24.3 percent, now support legalizing marijuana—up from 12.7 percent in 2011.