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.
A woman, whose car was rear-ended as she drove down Ártúnsbrekka hill in Reykjavík Sunday, took matters into her own hands when the driver fled the scene.
Mbl.is reports that the bus which rolled over yesterday morning in Southwest Iceland had summer tires.
Most of the passengers on the bus that rolled over by Skálafell, Southwest Iceland, this morning were Chinese tourists.
Between five and seven people were seriously injured when a 40-passenger bus drove off the road by Skálafell, Southwest Iceland, this morning, and rolled over.
Yesterday was the first day of winter in Iceland. Not surprisingly, it brought along poor road conditions, resulting in a few traffic accidents last night on icy roads.
Detective Snorri Birgisson, who heads the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking division, told RÚV that prostitution in Iceland has increased considerably in recent years.
“We see numerous cases of prostitution being practiced in rental apartments, such as those listed with Airbnb.”
One person is dead following a collision around noon yesterday between two cars on Reykjanesbraut road, near Keflavík International Airport.
A serious traffic accident occurred on Reykjanesbraut road in Hafnarfjörður, just south of Reykjavík, this afternoon.
South Iceland Police are monitoring popular tourist areas around Mýrdalsjökull glacier in light of recent seismic activity in Katla volcano, and in case of an eruption, tourists will receive an SMS.
The construction crane which collapsed in downtown Reykjavík yesterday is believed to have been lifting a much heavier load than it was made to lift in the position it was in.
Two teenage girls narrowly escaped as a construction crane collapsed beside them in downtown Reykjavík today.
A man was arrested and questioned Saturday morning in Vestmannaeyjar islands, suspected of sexually attacking a woman on Saturday morning.
Rescue workers in the West Fjords and in West Iceland were called out shortly before noon yesterday to search for Guðmundur L. Sverrisson, a middle-aged man who was last seen in Patreksfjörður fjord, the West Fjords, between 3 and 4 am on Tuesday.
The tourist who died when hit by a car in South Iceland on Saturday night, was a Chinese male, born in 1971.
Last weekend, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police arrested six people in connection with a major cannabis production on Smiðjuvegur in Kópavogur.
Parents in Þorlákshöfn, Southwest Iceland, are concerned following three incidences where a man has attempted to snatch children and bring them into his car.