Icelandic drug duo to serve five years in Brazilian jail

Cocaine was found in the belongings of the Icelanders arrested.

Cocaine was found in the belongings of the Icelanders arrested. Photo: Júlíus Sigurjónsson

Two Icelanders arrested for smuggling cocaine in Brazil have both been sentenced to five years and twenty days in jail.

The 26-year-old man and his 20-year-old girlfriend were caught on Boxing Day 2015 in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza with four kilos of cocaine hidden in condoms and false-bottomed suitcases.

According to Brazilian police, the couple were planning to fly from an international airport. 

It is not yet clear whether the sentence will be appealed.

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