Two German women have been detained by police after 20 liters of amphetamine base was discovered in their car as they arrived in Iceland on the transatlantic ferry Norraena on June 17th, ruv.is reports.
The Icelandic Police. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Never before has such a high amount of amphetamine been confiscated. According to estimations made by SÁÁ, The National Center of Addiction Medicine, the base could produce enough amphetamine equal to the average amount consumed in Iceland in a year, or 300 kilos.
The women are both in their forties. Traveling with them was the five-year-old son of one of them. The Child Protection Agency immediately alerted the boy’s relatives who came to Iceland to bring him back to Germany.