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Man Arrested for Drug Smuggling in Iceland

A 20-year-old man traveling from Amsterdam suspected of drug smuggling was arrested following a routine inspection by customs at Keflavík International Airport on Wednesday. X-ray showed that he was carrying at least 20 foreign objects in his digestive tract.

“The investigation is in the preliminary stages because we cannot do anything before we know what kind of substances he is carrying and how much it is,” Kári Gunnlaugsson, chief divisional manager at Keflavík Airport Customs Control, told Fréttabladid.

The suspect is being held at the Sudurnes prison facilities and police are waiting for the objects to pass through his digestive system the natural way, which usually takes a few days but can sometimes take almost three weeks.

Until then, police cannot confirm what kind of substances the man is carrying, but in recent cases like these people have usually tried to smuggle cocaine or amphetamines.

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