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 controversial 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.
Fréttabladid reports that the increased surveillance including members of the sheriff’s department of nearby Seydisfjördur, Reykjavík customs, the narcotics department of the Reykjavík police, the Coast Guard, the Sheriffs of Keflavík and Eskifjördur airports, and five drugs dogs.