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Icelanders May Be Involved in 30-Ton Cocaine Bust

Three Icelanders, who were arrested in Iceland in summer 2009, are suspected of being connected with one of the largest cases of drug smuggling in the world as Ecuadorian police authorities found 30 tons of cocaine mixed with syrup in around 600 containers.

The Icelanders are suspected of having participated in smuggling 17 of the 30 tons. The trial of one of the suspects, who is accused of having attempted to import six kilos of amphetamines to Iceland through the post last spring, beings today, Fréttabladid reports.

During the trial, two Dutch suspects from the Ecuadorian case are expected to provide statements via telephone.

One of them told Fréttabladid that he had not been involved in the Icelandic suspect’s smuggling of amphetamines to Iceland but that he used him as a middleman in illegal currency trading.

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