Customs Intercept Attempted Smuggling Of Drug-Lined Jeans - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Customs Intercept Attempted Smuggling Of Drug-Lined Jeans

Published May 8, 2013

RX Beckett

Icelandic Customs intercepted an attempt to smuggle amphetamines into the country by sewing the bag into a pair of jeans, Vísir reports.
The bag of drugs was wrapped in a small piece of blue and yellow fabric and then sewn into the waistband of the pants. The pants were then sent to Iceland declared as a “gift” with a marked value of $0. Customs stopped the parcel and searched it, as is standard with all gifts that are not properly itemised on the declaration slip, thus finding the amphetamines.
An article on the Customs website announcing the bust states, “Those who attempt to smuggle drugs into the country use incredible techniques. It does not mean that they will succeed.”
Customs provide no further details on the matter, having handed the case over to capital area police for investigation.

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