A man in his twenties was arrested by the Special Forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police last week with almost 700 doses of LSD and ten grams of amphetamine.
According to a study by the National Center of Addiction Medicine (SÁÁ), the price of one dose of LSD on the Icelandic drug market costs ISK 2,500 (USD 39, EUR 28) and one portion of amphetamine ISK 4,500 (USD 70, EUR 51), so the drugs which were confiscated could be worth ISK 1.8 million (USD 28,000, EUR 20,000). Fréttabladid reports.
According to preliminary figures from the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, police and customs confiscated 68 doses of LSD in total in 2006, so the man arrested last week carried more than ten times that amount. Additionally, 211 doses of LSD have been confiscated this year.
Thórarinn Tyrfingsson, senior physician at SÁÁ, said there has been an increase in people seeking help for LSD addiction. “This consumption is recreational and usually experimental. There aren’t many people who take LSD habitually. It doesn’t compete with the strong substances in the long run.”