No Drugs For Christmas

Published January 10, 2013

The Directorate of Customs reports that they have intercepted numerous parcel packages sent to Iceland that contained an assortment of illegal drugs.
While most illegal synthetic drugs are smuggled into Iceland by ship or plane – and a great deal of the marijuana consumed is grown domestically – there are apparently still a number of people who attempt to bring drugs into Iceland the old fashioned way: by parcel package mail.
According to the Directorate of Customs, 15 packages containing illegal drugs were intercepted in November and December. Sent by regular mail, their true contents were discovered using a simple X-ray.
Customs officials say these contents included hash, amphetamines and marijuana seeds, in addition to various other drugs. They also report two additional packages containing steroids were intercepted.
It is also reported that 21 packages were intercepted in 2011, which could mean that either the number of packages sent has declined, or that senders are getting more clever about concealing the true contents. Included in the customs directorate link is a photo taken of two spools of thread, each stuffed with hashish, so the latter explanation is probably unlikely.
All of these intercepted packages have since been handed over to the police.



News
Iceland Versus The Netherlands: Clash Of The Titanic Midgets

Iceland Versus The Netherlands: Clash Of The Titanic Midgets

by

For football fans, last night sure was one for the books. After an exciting match in Amsterdam, it looks like

News
Jewelry Store Thief Now In Custody

Jewelry Store Thief Now In Custody

by

The man responsible for a daring early-morning jewelry store robbery in the Fjörður shopping centre in Hafnarfjörður last month has

News
RIFF Reveals Film Line-Up

RIFF Reveals Film Line-Up

by

The Reykjavík Film Festival (RIFF) has released the line-up for the first 40 films of this year’s event. RIFF is

News
Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Icelanders Want More Asylum Seekers

Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Icelanders Want More Asylum Seekers

by

Nearly all Icelanders want more asylum seekers, but opinion is still divided over how many. Meanwhile, several small towns and

News
“Research Vessel” Possibly Hunting For Treasure Off Iceland’s Coast

“Research Vessel” Possibly Hunting For Treasure Off Iceland’s Coast

by

A foreign ship conducting unauthorised undersea investigations may have been looking for treasure, possibly within sunken ships and submarines from

News
Danish Jets Patrolling Iceland’s Airspace

Danish Jets Patrolling Iceland’s Airspace

by

The Royal Danish Air Force is currently conducting exercises and patrolling airspace in northeast Iceland as a part of the

Show Me More!