Defendants in the so-called Polar Star case confessed to having participated in smuggling about 40 kilos of drugs aboard a yacht from Denmark to Fáskrúdsfjördur, east Iceland, in September 2007, when their case opened in Reykjavík District Court on Friday.
The Commissioner of the Icelandic Police pressed charges against six males for having cooperated in smuggling 24 kilos of amphetamine, 14 kilos of Ecstasy powder and more than 1,700 Ecstasy tablets, ruv.is reports.
The alleged mastermind, a male in his late 20s, confessed to having organized the drug smuggling and having assigned projects to the other defendants. He does, however, maintain that another person assigned the project to him, but has not yet revealed that person’s identity.
The six defendants had varying statements about the amount of drugs so the district attorney was asked to re-weigh the substances. Earlier reports claimed 56 kilos of drugs had been confiscated in Fáskrúdsfjördur.
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