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Amphetamine Factory in Iceland Shut Down

Members of the Capital Region Police shut down a large amphetamine factory in an industrial building in Hafnarfjördur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, yesterday. Four individuals were arrested in relation to this case.

Two of these individuals, young men of Icelandic origin, have been arrested before for serious assaults. Both are on probation. One of these men began studying chemistry in the University of Iceland after being released from prison in 2007, Fréttabladid reports.

The amphetamine factory had the capacity to produce a high amount of drugs considering the four suspects recently imported one ton of an additive used to cut the amphetamine. They have also imported technically advanced equipment for the drug production.

The Capital Region Police Drug Department has been investigating the case for the past months. Almost 40 police officers participated in yesterday’s operations in addition to customs officers, fire fighters, members of the Special Forces Unit and two experts from Europol.

Production of amphetamine creates a high risk of fire and explosion, so police must take every precaution when removing equipment and chemicals from the building. The process is expected to take a few days.

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