Special surveillance was conducted at Egilsstadir airport in the East of Iceland last week, due to the arrival of several airplanes from Poland, Italy and Denmark. Most passengers were workers at the Kárahnjúkar hydroelectric project. Two passengers were found with small quantities of drugs, most likely for personal use. Many tried to smuggle meat, cheese and cigarettes. Several of these individuals complained that the price of cigarettes in Iceland is prohibitively high.
January 10, 2006
On Monday the Supreme Court of Iceland rejected demands by the accused in the Baugur case to throw the outstanding eight charges against them out of court. The Supreme Court confirmed the Reykjavík District Court ruling, which stated that the specially appointed state prosecutor Sigurdur Tómas Magnússon had responsibility for the case.
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