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Smugglers Sent by an International Crime Organization

According to chief of narcotics of the Icelandic Police, Karl Steinar Valsson, it can be assumed that a foreign crime organization was responsible for sending the two women to Iceland with 20 liters of amphetamine base on June 17th, reports today.

Norraena at Seydisfjördur.

The women, who are German citizens born in Russia and Kazakhstan, were apprehended when disembarking the Norraena ferry at Seydisfjördur. Their car’s gas tank contained 20 liters of amphetamine base, enough to produce up to 264 kilos of amphetamine. The women will remain in custody until July 2nd, at the very least.

Valsson explained that the smuggling method, placing the liquid substance in a gasoline tank, is known to be used by Eastern European crime organizations.

The police are now investigating the matter in collaboration with Europol. Their focus is on countries known for amphetamine production.

The investigation is well under way but according to Valsson, it is still impossible to reveal anything about Iceland’s implications in the case.

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