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Major drug bust on ferry Norræna

When car ferry Norræna arrived at Seyðisfjörður yesterday, customs officials found over four kilograms of white powder in a hidden compartment of a passenger car. The powder is believed to be a combination of amphetamines and cocaine.

Seyðisfjörður’s deputy-sheriff, Helgi Jensson, said that two individuals had been arrested but would not comment any further. According to Iceland State Radio, RÚV, three trained search dogs all signaled at the vehicle that was being used to smuggle the drugs. Officials thoroughly searched the vehicle and found the secret shipment.

This is the largest drug transportation case via the maritime vessel Norræna. As of yet, it has not been disclosed where the shipment originated from but the Norræna arrives in Iceland from Norway and Denmark via the Faroe Islands.

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