Two Germans arrested in Iceland over record drug bust: police

28th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Icelandic police said Monday two German women had been arrested after the largest quantity of amphetamine ever confiscated in the country was discovered in their car this month.

"On June 17, Icelandic police found 20 litres of amphetamine fluid in a German vehicle onboard the ferry Norraena," which sails between Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway, police said in a statement.

The liquid was enough to make 21.3 kilos (47 pounds) of pure amphetamine sulfate, or a minimum of 264 kilos of consumer-ready drugs, they said.

"This is by far the largest quantity of amphetamine Icelandic police have ever confiscated," police said, adding that the amount was "three to five times more" than previous amphetamine confiscations on the island.

The two German women, both in their 40s, had been in the car and were taken into custody.

A five-year-old child who was also in the vehicle had first been taken in by Icelandic child protection authorities before being handed over to relatives.

© 2010 AFP

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