Eight people – seven men and a woman – have been remanded in custody in Iceland accused of large scale drug trafficking. Europol is investigating the case along with Icelandic police.
The people are accused of importing cocaine from Spain to Iceland.
Five of the men were arrested in the Reykjavik area over the weekend and the sixth man and the woman were arrested at Keflavik International Airport due to the vigilance of customs officers, Visir.is reports. Another man was arrested last Thursday.
Most of the people have come to police attention before for differing reasons. They are all Icelandic citizens and are aged in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, according to police.