The “SWAT” team of the National Police, together with local officers, have undertaken seven raids on the dwellings of known criminals since last spring, reports Morgunbladid. Four were in Reykjavik, one in Akureyri, one in Keflavik and one in Hafnarfjordur. The police had dealings with about 100 people during the raids, and many were arrested. Various weapons were confiscated and drugs were involved in 28 instances.
The police specially targeted so-called “enforcers”, criminals who among other things collect narcotics related debts by violent means.
In a press release the National Police said they intended to continue the raids in order to promote public safety and “encourage citizens to file charges” if they are targeted by enforcers.