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Police: Indications that loot is transported out of Iceland

Police and customs in Iceland have received indications that stolen goods are regularly transported out of the country as part of organized crime, mostly including iPods, laptops and digital cameras, which are only rarely confiscated.

According to Fréttabladid, various tools have also been stolen in Iceland and sold in other countries. Tools clearly marked as the property of Icelandic contractors, including ÍSTAK, have been spotted on outdoor markets in Eastern Europe, mostly Poland.

Customs officers have created a new strategy to strengthen surveillance on loot that passes through the customs. Until now, there has been a lack in proper surveillance strategies of that kind.

There are other indications that organized crime is on the increase in Iceland and is related to drug smuggling.

Chief of the capital region police, Stefán Eiríksson, told Fréttabladid that police in Iceland do not have the same resources to fight organized crime as police in the other Nordic countries have.

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