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Icelander Faces Ten Years in Prison in Faroe Islands

A 25-year-old Icelandic citizen may be sentenced to ten years of imprisonment in the Faroe Islands for participating in the “Polar Star” case, by accepting and storing 24.3 kilos of amphetamine, 15 kilos of Ecstasy powder and 1,746 Ecstasy tablets. His trial began yesterday.

The man was arrested on September 20, 2007, along with a Faroese citizen. The Faroese was later released and will not be charged. The Icelander has been in prison since and has spent nearly six months of his imprisonment in solitary confinement, Fréttabladid reports.

The Icelander has confessed to some of the charges he is facing, but claims his innocence in others. A jury has been called to determine whether he is guilty or not, which only happens when the convict is facing least four years in prison. The district attorney is demanding a prison sentence of at least ten years.

In February, six of the man’s associates in the Polar Star case were sentenced to prison in Iceland. It is the largest single drug smuggling case in Iceland’s criminal history.

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