Two men in their thirties were arrested at Keflavík International Airport on Tuesday with nearly ISK 4 million (USD 53,000, EUR 34,000) in their luggage. They are suspected of having withdrawn the money with fake credit cards from ATMs in the capital region during Easter.
According to Sudurnes Chief of Police Jóhann R. Benediktsson, the two men, who come from Romania and Germany, had been on their way to London when a police officer working in the border control suspected something was wrong, Morgunbladid reports.
Police believe the men had made copies of credit cards abroad and transferred them to other cards, which they then used to withdraw money from ATMs.
The investigation is in its initial stages and the two men have been sentenced to custody until after next weekend.