Icelander Wanted By Interpol - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelander Wanted By Interpol

Published May 30, 2016

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An Icelander has once again gained the rare distinction of appearing on Interpol’s wanted list.

According to a new wanted listing on Interpol’s site, Jón Valdimar Jóhansson is being sought by the judicial authorities of Iceland to answer for charges of grievous bodily assault. No other details of his case are available, but Interpol included multiple photos of Jón’s tattoos to aid in identification.

This is not the first time an Icelander has appeared on international law enforcement’s radar.

Last year, another Icelander was being sought for a major smuggling operation. Soon thereafter, he was taken off the wanted list at the behest of Icelandic police, who had gotten in touch with him in Thailand and wanted to give him the chance to turn himself in.

Perhaps the most notorious example of an Icelander appearing on Interpol’s wanted list was former Kaupthing chairman of the board Sigurður Einarsson, who was wanted in his connection with various financial crimes. After hiding out in the UK and vowing not to return to Iceland, he later did anyway. He is currently doing time in Kvíabryggja minimum security prison in Grundarfjörður.

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