Three people were arrested in an extensive police operation in South Iceland in connection with a murder that took place in Reykjavík last Saturday. Police conducted searches in the capital area as well as the south region with the help of the National Police Commissioner’s Special Unit. A fourth man has been in custody since Sunday in connection to the crime.
Fréttablaðið reports that the Special Unit surrounded a house outside of Selfoss, South Iceland around midnight last night, where three individuals were arrested: one Icelandic and two foreign nationals.
The murder victim was shot to death outside his east Reykjavík home last Saturday night. He was an Albanian national and a resident of Iceland, who left behind a pregnant wife and a young child. Media sources have suggested the murder was connected to some sort of “settlement” in Iceland’s criminal underworld. Police have been tight-lipped about the case as the investigation is ongoing.