A group of Icelandic citizens are currently in custody in Denmark and Norway on suspicion of having organized drug smuggling around Europe. The Icelandic police have reportedly been monitoring the group’s operations for years. Tens of kilos of amphetamines have been confiscated.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
DV reported last week that seven to eight people had been arrested in Denmark. However, according to Fréttablaðið, they were arrested both in Copenhagen and Norway and sentenced to custody.
Stöð 2 reported yesterday that the case concerns 35 kilos of amphetamines and that it is one of the most extensive drug cases the Icelandic police have ever worked on.
The alleged gang leader, who is now in prison in Copenhagen, was given a seven-year sentence in Iceland shortly before the turn of the millennium for the illegal import of almost 4,000 ecstasy pills to Iceland from The Netherlands.
At the time, it was the strictest verdict the Supreme Court of Iceland had ever announced in a drug case.
Neither Icelandic nor Danish police authorities have commented on the drug smuggling gang currently in custody.