Man Shot to Death in Reykjavík: Suspect in Custody

15 Feb 2021 A man in his 30s was killed outside his home on the street Rauðagerði, Reykjavík, Saturday night.

Violence on the Rise

3 Nov 2020 Violence is on the rise when it comes to drug-related crime in Iceland.

Litla-Hraun, Iceland's largest prison.

Drug Use in Prisons Less than Ever

15 Apr 2020 We’ve hardly ever seen as little drug use in our prisons as these days.

The men were arrested as they arrived in Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, last summer.

Seven-Year Sentence for Smuggling Drugs

11 Feb 2020 Yesterday, the Reykjavík District Court sentenced two men to seven years in prison for smuggling 37.8 kg of amphetamine and almost 5 kg of cocaine to Iceland on board the ferry Norröna last summer.

The initiative was launched in Hallgrímskirkja church yesterday. The leaders of the effort, from left: Elísabet Sveinsdóttir, Gróa Sigurðardóttur and Guðný Pálsdóttir.

For Whom the Bells Toll Today

2 Sep 2019 If you woke up this morning at 7:15 to the sound of church bells, you may have wondered for whom the bells tolled.

The ferry Norröna in Seyðisfjörður fjord.

Major Amount of Drugs Seized on Norröna

8 Aug 2019 The East Iceland Police Department is involved in international cooperation with Europol after 45 kg of amphetamine and cocaine were discovered on board the ferry Norröna.

Two Icelanders are under arrest in Melbourne.

Two Icelanders arrested in Australia for smuggling cocaine

7 Nov 2018 Two Icelanders are being held by police authorities in Melbourne, Australia after trying to smuggle seven kilos of cocaine. The cocaine is worth around 2.5 million USD.

More hard drugs confiscated than before

31 Aug 2018 “Just like last year, we’re seeing mainly hard drugs, and at the same time, we’re seeing less cannabis.”

Date Rape Drug Cases on the Rise

30 Jul 2018 The number of victims of date rape drugs seeking help at Stígamót, an Icelandic education and counseling center for survivors of sexual abuse and violence, has never been as high as last year.

Icelanders biggest users of addictive drugs in the Nordics

7 Nov 2016 Iceland tops the Nordic table in the use of addictive painkillers, stimulants, sleeping pills, tranquilisers, sedatives and anticonvulsants, it has emerged.

Are people picking ‘magic mushrooms’ on Reykjavik roadsides?

29 Sep 2016 Reports have been circulating of people spotted recently on traffic islands in Greater Reykjavik – picking mushrooms.

Icelandic teenagers abandoning smoking and drinking

22 Sep 2016 A new study has shown that 15-16-year-olds in Iceland smoke and drink considerably less than their European counterparts, with results improving dramatically over the years.

Six arrested as Iceland police bust huge cannabis factory

13 Sep 2016 Police seized sizeable quantities of drugs and arrested six people on Friday following the discovery of a sophisticated large-scale cannabis factory in the Greater Reykjavik municipality of Kópavogur.

Cocaine was found in the belongings of the Icelanders arrested.

Icelandic drug duo to serve five years in Brazilian jail

7 Jun 2016 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.

A cannabis plantation in Iceland discovered by police this year.

Icelanders are biggest users of cannabis in the world

4 May 2016 According to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Icelanders are one of the world's biggest users of cannabis, with over 8% of Icelanders using the drug.




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