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Police Confiscate More Firearms

Police in Iceland has confiscated 32 shotguns, 24 rifles and five handguns, during the first eight months of 2007, which exceeds the number of firearms confiscated last year, 38 shotguns, 18 rifles and four handguns.

Karl Steinar Valsson, senior officer at the capital region police drug department, told Morgunbladid this increase should be taken seriously. In 2005 only two handguns had been confiscated, he said.

A sawed-off stolen shotgun and a rifle were confiscated in Reykjavík during a police raid on Sunday when a man in his forties and two women in their thirties were arrested. They were taking drugs when police arrived.

The man and two women were suspected of having participated in a larceny reported earlier on Sunday but were released after questioning yesterday.

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