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Major drug bust in Reykjavík

Last Thursday night, the Reykjavík Police confiscated nearly 30 kilograms of amphetamines and hash in a commercial building in the eastern part of Reykjavík. Four men, three Icelanders and one from Holland, were arrested and are to be held in police custody for three weeks. According to Fréttabladid, a substantial number of other people are involved in one way or another.

The drugs were found in an automobile about two weeks ago during a regular customs inspection. The police shadowed a group of people after the car was cleared through customs. No arrests were made until three men were caught unloading the drugs from the car parked in the commercial building. The fourth man in police custody is the owner of the car.

Last night, news station NFS reported that one of the four suspects has a history with the police. In 2000, he was sentenced to nine years in prison; when he was arrested last Thursday he was out on parole.

Another person in the group was extradited from Holland several years ago in connection with the disappearance of the Icelandic citizen Valgeir Vídisson.

According to Fréttabladid, this is the largest drug bust in the history of Iceland.

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