Customs officers found 500 portions of the erectile dysfunction medicine Kamagra in a container on board the transport vessel Arnarfell when it arrived to Reykjavík on Wednesday.
A transport vessel. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The following day customs officers at Keflavík International Airport found 2,000 portions of the same drug in the luggage of an Icelander in his fifties returning from Thailand, Morgunbladid reports.
According to the Directorate of Customs, the import of Kamagra is a violation of medicine laws and will probably results in fines, not imprisonment
The drug has considerable street value; each portion of Kamagra and Viagra is sold for approximately ISK 4,500 (USD 38, EUR 28).
Senior customs officer at Keflavík Airport, Kári Gunnlaugsson, said the confiscation of erectile dysfunction medicine is not uncommon.
In related news, the airport’s customs officers have stopped four individuals trying to smuggle drugs into the country by carrying them inside their bodies so far this year; two men from Lithuania and two women, one from Denmark and one from Iceland.
They were carrying 357.8 grams of cocaine, 145.41 grams of amphetamines, 148.68 grams of crushed ecstasy pills in addition to half a gram of amphetamine and 98.31 grams of cocaine, respectively.
In comparison, assistant senior customs officer Valur Kristinsson pointed out that six individuals were caught trying to smuggle drugs inside their bodies in the entire year 2010.