From Iceland — Cannabis Arrests In Suðurnes

Cannabis Arrests In Suðurnes

Published January 16, 2015

Police in Suðurnes, a municipality encompassing Keflavík airport, as well as the towns Keflavík, Njarðvík and more, busied themselves over cannabis consumers last week.

Vísir reports that the police caught one man, smoking a joint in the entrance hall of bank Landsbankinn’s entrance hall. The man had travelled, while smoking the joint, from supermarket Nettó, where someone notified the police, to the bank premises. The man was taken to police headquarters. Vísir’s report does not clarify if he was officially in custody, interrogated, fined, jailed or just held for a chat.

Customs officers then discovered cannabis in the belongings of a passenger travelling through Keflavík airport. The amount was under one gram, and the passenger was fined for 30 thousand ISK (ca €180).

Finally, police found cannabis in an apartment in Njarðvík. It is also unclear what brought the police to the apartment or if it had a warrant for a house search. The inhabitant of the apartment was, in any case, arrested and interrogated for a report.

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