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Man Caught with 23,000 Ecstasy Tablets

A German male in his 50s, traveling from Hamburg via Copenhagen, was caught at Keflavík International Airport on Saturday with more than 23,000 Ecstasy tablets in his luggage. He was sentenced to custody until January 14, 2008.

According to Sudurnes Chief of Police Jóhann R. Benediktsson, the investigation of this case is still in the preliminary stages. This is among the largest amounts of Ecstasy tablets ever confiscated in Iceland, ruv.is reports.

The street value of the 23,000 tablets is estimated at least ISK 60 million (USD 95,000, EUR 66,000).

Benediktsson said police are constantly developing new methods for catching smugglers carrying Ecstasy. He said the drug is very harmful and that teenagers are being targeted, which is why it is important to take such tablets out of circulation.

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