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January 10, 2006

Every tenth person tried to smuggle

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.

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Björk voted world’s most eccentric star

Björk has been voted the most eccentric star in the work in a recent survey for British magazine BBC’s Homes and Antiques. Former UK boxer Chris Eubank came in second, with Ozzy Osbourne in fifth place.

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Police Officer caught smuggling snuff

A police officer at Keflavík Airport was caught in mid-December trying to smuggle 30 boxes of snuff into the country. The case is now being investigated by the police and will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for further handling

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Remaining charges against Baugur to proceed

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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