Three men of Dutch origin are currently being held by the Icelandic police on suspicion of having participated in a drug smuggling case. They arrived in Seydisfjördur, east Iceland, on a damaged sailboat on Saturday and were questioned yesterday.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The investigation is taking place in cooperation with Dutch police authorities in relation to the confiscation of three tons of marijuana in the Netherlands, Fréttabladid reports.
Police dogs were used to search the sailboat and divers searched the harbor in Seydisfjördur. Samples of paint were taken from the sailboat to see whether it had rubbed against other vessels to deliver or receive smuggled goods.
The boat is damaged; the hinder mast is broken and one of the sides is scratched. It is unknown whether any substances were found onboard.
Karl Steinar Valsson, the senior officer at the capital region police’s drug department, would not comment on the investigation for the time being.