Icelander in prison in Germany Skip to content

Icelander in prison in Germany

A 28-year-old Icelander has been in custody in Bremerhaven, Germany, since the beginning of February after being caught with five kilos of marijuana and 700 grams of amphetamine, as recently announced.

According to RÚV, police believe the man had planned to smuggle the drugs to Iceland as part of an extensive dug operation.

The man in question worked as a chef in a restaurant in Copenhagen. Last month another Icelander gave him the drugs and asked him to deliver them to a person in Bremerhaven.

The man could not find his associate in Bremerhaven and after two days he ran out of money. He asked his partner in Copenhagen to wire some money and went to Bremen to collect it in a bank at the main train station.

The bank told him his passport had expired, so the man approached a police officer at the train station hoping the officer could verify his identity. The officer established the man was wanted in Copenhagen for smuggling 14 kilos of marijuana and arrested him.

As the police searched the man’s hotel room five kilos of marijuana and 700 grams of amphetamine were found.

Police in Germany, Denmark and Iceland are investigating the case.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article