The police dog Freyja revealed that 300 portions of drugs, ready for consumption, were hidden in a car which overturned near Blönduós in northwest Iceland on Monday. The driver, who is in his late teens, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
When police officers arrived to the scene of the accident, they concluded that, among other reasons, judging by the driver’s criminal record, he might have something to hide. It turned out that he was under the influence of hard drugs, Morgunbladid reports.
“He said he was transporting the car to the north. We thought it was a peculiar journey. He flatly denied having drugs and upon first inspection we couldn’t find anything, neither on him nor in the car,” said Höskuldur B. Erlingsson, duty officer at Blönduós.
The Belgian Shepherd Freyja was called out and she indicated that substances were hidden in the car’s interior.
“I’m never content about letting cars go before the dog has gone through them. Often I’ve formed an opinion and don’t think there’s anything there, but they never do. They’re just taught to find drugs,” Erlingsson commented.
Freyja is the last police dog in Iceland to be privately owned by a police officer. Erlingsson said she has never let him down.
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