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Lithuanians convicted for smuggling amphetamines

Two Lithuanian citizens in their thirties were convicted and sentenced to a seven-year prison term by the Supreme Court of Iceland yesterday for smuggling 12 kilos of amphetamine into the country.

The men were arrested in Seydisfjördur, east Iceland, in July last year, after eight one-and-a-half liter plastic bottles filled with white powder were discovered in the fuel tank of a car they had brought with them on the ferry Norraena, Fréttabladid reports.

It was revealed that the substance in the bottles was a very strong type of amphetamine, which could have been thinned out to produce about 30 kilos of 20 percent strong amphetamine to be sold on the Icelandic underground drug market.

Both men claimed they were not guilty, though one admitted to smuggling illegal horse steroids, knowing an arrest would only lead to a two-month suspended sentence.

The court ruled both men had known about the amphetamine hidden in the car judging by their testimony.

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