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Thirty Drug Dealers Caught in Iceland in 2008

The Drug Department of Iceland’s Capital Region Police has caught more than 30 drug dealers since the beginning of this year and mapped nearly 150 individuals involved in sale and distribution of drugs in their jurisdiction.

According to Karl Steinar Valsson, head of the police’s Drug Department, this achievement is the result of systematic work methods of obtaining information and counteract sale of drugs, Fréttabladid reports.

“We are talking about very organized operations in terms of distributing and selling drugs,” Valsson said. “To counteract this industry, we need very organized police operations, like the ones we are applying now.”

Valsson mentioned a successful operation last Friday when police officers searched three apartments in eastern Reykjavík and the Breidholt district, confiscating hash, marijuana, cocaine, steroids and LSD.

The substances were packed in such a way that they were clearly intended for sale. Six individuals were arrested during the police raid, who had previously been included in the police’s mapping system.

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