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Icelandic Fugitive Comes Forward

Detainee Gudbjarni Traustason, who didn’t return to Iceland’s maximum security prison Litla-Hraun after a daytime detention leave on Saturday, came forward to prison authorities yesterday.

Litla-Hraun. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to Fréttabladid’s sources, Traustason called Litla-Hraun from Reykjavík around 7 pm and was immediately fetched by the police, who took him back to the prison.

Director of the Prison Administration Páll E. Winkel said that Traustason, who is serving a sentence of seven years and five months because of his participation in the Polar Star drug smuggling case, went straight to 15 days of isolation because of the escape.

The escapee will also lose all the rights he had earned with good behavior. “It is all gone. He won’t have the possibility of a day leave for two years and work and study outside the prison walls are out of the question. It will also have an impact on his probation decision,” Winkel said.

The search for Traustason was extensive; police searched 30 premises because of it. Half a kilo marijuana, 30 grams cocaine, a large amount of steroids and some firearms were confiscated in the process and three individuals were arrested.

Click here to read more about the escape.

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