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Police Confiscate Record Amount of Drugs in 2008

By Iceland Review

Iceland’s Capital Region Police’s street squad confiscated a record amount of illegal substances this year—a much higher amount than in 2007, because of a successful new campaign, according to superintendent Karl Steinar Valsson.

Police launched the campaign at the beginning of this year, during which a list of 150 individuals, who were suspected of being Iceland’s most active drug traffickers, was compiled, visir.is reports.

Valsson said police had interfered with the operations of 80 to 90 percent of these individuals and that many of them are now behind bars.

Police now focus more on those who import, sell and grow illegal substances and less on those who consume them, Valsson explained, and therefore police have confiscated more drugs.

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