Police in the Czech Republic have one week to charge the two Icelandic girls who have been in detention in the country for one year on suspicion of drug smuggling. Czech law stipulates that individuals cannot be kept in custody for more than one year without charge.
Archive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
The girls, who are 19 years old, were detained at the international airport in Prague last November with eight kilograms of cocaine in their possession. The pair had traveled from Brazil to Munich before arriving in the Czech Republic.
Þór Gunnarsson, Iceland’s consul in the Czech Republic, confirmed that the police had one more week to charge them. According to Czech law, individuals can be kept in detention for two years from the time of charge until a judgment in court, ruv.is reports.