Wig Smuggler Gets 15 Months - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Wig Smuggler Gets 15 Months

Published November 6, 2012

A woman who was caught smuggling several hundred grammes of cocaine into Iceland within her wig has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
The suspect in question arrived in Iceland from Alicante, Spain on August 2. Customs officials became suspicious, due to her behaviour and the state of her hair, and pulled her aside to be searched. In the course of their search, they found that she had 670 grammes of cocaine sewn into the scalp of the wig. She was immediately arrested, and she confessed to her crime at once.
The cocaine was found to be 65% pure which, when mixed down to the purity level of cocaine most commonly sold in Iceland, would equate 2 kilos at about 22% purity.
Vísir now reports that, while she could have faced up to four years in prison, Reykjanes District Court decided to sentence her to 15 months. Part of their decision was based on the fact that they believe she was a mule, rather than a dealer per se, and likely took no part in the organisation aspects of the operation.

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