Five Icelanders have been charged with participating in cocaine smuggling and were brought to Reykjavík District Court yesterday. An Icelander wanted by Interpol is suspected to be the organizer.
An 18-year-old girl was busted trying to smuggle cocaine to Iceland last August, which led to the arrest of the four others. They have all pleaded guilty, but refuse to name the primary organizer out of fear for their lives, as reported in the main print media.
A police officer, who took part in the investigation of the case, gave a report saying he suspected the organizer is the convicted criminal Davíd Gardarson, who has been wanted for over one year.
Gardarson, 37, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison at the Supreme Court of Iceland on December 1 2005 for raping his former girlfriend and drug violations.
He fled the country shortly later and has not been found since. He is wanted by the police in Iceland and by Interpol.
Gardarson has been convicted 13 times since 1985 and has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison in total.