Fine of ISK 6.5 Million for Smuggled Roses

The Reykjavík District Court has sentenced a flower wholesaler to two months’ probation and a fine of ISK 6.5 million [$50,077; €43,244] for smuggling roses and bouquets into the country, RÚV reports. An employee of the wholesaler was also fined ISK 1 million [$7,704; €6,653].

The accused, who pleaded guilty, were charged with smuggling four shipments of cut roses and mixed bouquets into Iceland between 2016 and 2018, although the oldest of the charges was dropped.

According to the indictment, the wholesaler provided customs with inaccurate and/or misleading information about the types and quantities of flowers that they were importing from the Netherlands.