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Teenager caught smuggling cocaine

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The girl and her 28-year-old boyfriend were arriving from Venezuela with a stopover in the US. An inspection by custom officials revealed that they had put condoms filled with cocaine into their rectums.

The national radio RÚV reports that the man is a well-known criminal in Iceland and the girl celebrated her sixteenth birthday the day before she was arrested. According to Icelandic law, people need to be at least 16-years-old in order to be put on trial for their actions.

The net worth of the cocaine is thought to be ISK 30 million (USD 480,000).

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