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Over 200 Kilos of Hashish Found in Norraena Ferry

The police found over 200 kilos of hashish in an RV aboard the Norraena ferry yesterday. The ferry crosses the North Atlantic and stops in Seydisfjördur. This is the largest drug shipment that the police have ever found.

According to Thorarinn Tyrfingsson, chief physician at Vogur treatment clinic for alcohol and drug abuse, says the shipment is worth over 400 million ISK (5.1million USD) on the street. 24 stundir reports.

The drug-loaded RV was found when customs official were checking the ship before it was unloaded. The police suspected there might me drugs onboard so the customs searches were particularly extensive.

The owner of the RV is a 70-year-old man from the Netherlands. He has been placed in custody until July 9. If he is found guilty of smuggling he could face four to five years in prison.

The man was traveling alone, but it may have a partner in Iceland. The police are investigating the case but have not located any alleged accomplices yet.

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