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Suspected of Drug Trafficking Operation

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Suspected of Drug Trafficking Operation

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A foreign man is suspected of playing a key role in an extensive drug trafficking operation to Iceland, Vísir reports. The Land’s Court has placed a travel ban on the man until September 26.

The man is connected to a case involving five arrests and the trafficking of nearly five kilograms of hard drugs to the country. Authorities discovered the drugs in two packages of tools being shipped to the country, one from Germany and the other from the United States. The substance was similarly concealed in the base of the packages. An address and name was provided for the delivery, giving police a lead.

Once the recipient received the package, the base was taken to a workshop, where the recipient met the aforementioned defendant and two others. When police arrived, the parties appeared to be in the process of unscrewing the base in order to remove the drugs. Police found other similar boxes in the workshop, suggesting the parties had previously trafficked illegal drugs into the country using the same method. Other details of the case also point to organised drug trafficking over some period of time.

Three of the five defendants currently face a travel ban, as the case is extensive and stretches across several countries.

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