Polish Teen Sentenced To Eighteen Months For Smuggling - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Polish Teen Sentenced To Eighteen Months For Smuggling

Published November 28, 2013

Larissa Kyzer

The Reykjanes District Court has convicted a 19 year old Polish citizen has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for smuggling 553 grams of pure cocaine into Iceland, from which it would have been possible to produce 1.6 kilograms of sale-grade product RÚV reports.
The boy arrived in Iceland on a flight from Düsseldorf, Germany on September 8 last year. He was arrested at the airport with 56 packages containing cocaine.
According to information in the police report, “a dark man had purchased an airline ticket and made a hotel booking in the name of the accused on September 7, paid for in cash at a travel agency in Poland.” The report also refers to a short text message that was found on the boy’s cell phone: “Have you gotten away, I’m waiting for a flight.”
The boy, on the other hand, says that he met a man wandering around a train station in Düsseldorf, and the man had asked him to transport the drugs to Iceland. He agreed, he says, because he needed the money. He says he doesn’t know anything about a text message.
According to the court’s decision, despite the boy’s young age, the length of his sentence was considered appropriate based on the fact that he refused to give up any information about his associates, and on the quantity and strength of the cocaine he was carrying. In addition to his prison sentence, the boy also has to pay 787,000 ISK in fines.


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