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Drug Traffickers Sent to Prison

Sævar Sverrisson, the ringleader in the Straumsvík drug smuggling case, was given a four-and-a-half year non-suspended prison sentence at Reykjavík District Court on Friday. His accomplice, Geir Hlöðver Ericsson, was given a two-year sentence.

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From Straumsvík, where an Alcoa aluminum smelter is located. Archive photo Páll Stefánsson.

The case involved extensive trafficking of drugs from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to Iceland last autumn. The substances were found at Straumsvík, outside Hafnarfjörður, visir.is reports.

In the course of the investigation, the police confiscated almost ten kilos of amphetamine, more than 8,000 MDMA pills and a large amount of steroids.

Other smaller cases surfaced in connection with the Straumsvík affair and six persons were charged in relation to all of these cases.

Sævar Þór Óskarsson was sentenced to nine months in prison and two others given suspended sentences, while one person was acquitted.

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