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Icelandic Cod Liver Oil in Confiscated Loot

A large amount of Icelandic cod liver oil capsules was confiscated as part of a loot found by the police in Seydisfjördur, east Iceland, in two cars last week which were about to leave the country with the Norraena ferry.


Norraena. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“We hadn’t noticed any cod liver oil being stolen from us but it is very valuable, of course, especially abroad,” Adolf Ólason, marketing director of Lýsi, the dietary supplement’s manufacturer, told Morgunbladid.

“It is the most popular health product in the world and easily marketable,” Ólason stated of cod liver oil, adding that he hasn’t heard of people stealing and exporting the product before.

“The brand Lýsi is well-known and popular in Lithuania,” Ólason pointed out, given that the cars carrying the loot belonged to Lithuanians. Lýsi’s products are exported to the Baltic countries, as well as to Finland and Denmark.

Ólason added that cod liver oil, which contains a high quantity of Vitamins A and D, is also popular in Asian countries.

Click here to read more about Lýsi.


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