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Police raid in Sudurnes

Nearly forty police officers and customs officers in Sudurnes community on Reykjanes peninsula, southwest Iceland, searched homes and clubs in the area for drugs last weekend.

“We hope alleged criminals will remember this night, because it will happen again,” Jóhann R. Benediktsson, chief of police in Sudurnes told Morgunbladid.

The offices of the chief of police and chief of customs in Sudurnes were united recently. Last weekend’s raid is part of an increased effort to fight the distribution and sale of drugs in the area, which was enabled by the new cooperation.

Police searched six homes, five at the same time, and in all cases drugs were found; 135 grams of marijuana, 65 grams of a white substance and 10 ecstasy pills in total.

About 20 people were searched in clubs and two grams of amphetamine were found on one person. “The results are better than what we had hoped for,” Benediktsson said.

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