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Pétur Jökull Jónasson, wanted by Interpol
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Icelander Wanted by Interpol in Cocaine Case

Interpol has posted a wanted person notice for Icelander Pétur Jökull Jónasson. He is suspected of attempting to smuggle 99.25 kilos of cocaine from Brazil to Iceland. The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police asked Interpol to post the notice, RÚV reports.

Largest cocaine case in Iceland’s history

The case Pétur Jökull is suspected of being involved with was deemed Iceland’s largest ever cocaine case and tried in Icelandic courts last year. Four defendants were sentenced to six to ten years in prison. The cocaine was discovered in the Netherlands after a tip from Icelandic law enforcement and hidden in tree trunks en route from Brazil to Iceland. An attorney for one of the defendants claimed that they were only pawns in a large chain.

Grímur Grímsson, chief superintendent with the Metropolitan Police, confirmed that Pétur Jökull is suspected of involvement, but did not go into detail. No other people are suspected in the case.

A long track record

Pétur Jökull has been convicted three times by Icelandic courts. He was sentenced to pay a fine in 2007 for possession of illegal drugs. In 2010, he was sentenced to three years in prison for smuggling 1.6 kilos of cocaine from Spain to Iceland. A year later he received a five month sentence for robbery.

Pétur Jökull was also the keyboard player for the short-lived pop band Dr. Mister & Mr. Handsome.

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