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Good results from increased police supervision

Three men in their late teens and early twenties were arrested in an apartment in west Reykjavík last weekend with over 350 grams of drugs and ISK 160,000 (USD 2,400, EUR 1,800) in cash.

Karl Steinar Valsson, assistant to the Reykjavík police chief, told RÚV the three men had been dividing the substance into smaller portions when they were arrested, implying the drugs were meant for sale.

Additionally 40 grams of amphetamine were confiscated last weekend and a young woman was questioned in relation to the case, which police consider solved.

The arrest of the men is a consequence of increased police supervision of the city’s streets by the Reykjavík Police Drug Department, which has become involved in more cases in the first months of this year than at the same time last year.

Valsson said the police in the capital region have been involved in 107 drug-related cases so far this year, but police in Reykjavík were involved in about 200 cases during the entire year 2006.

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