Passenger arrested for possession of five grams of cannabis

On Monday night the Vagar Airport custom officers arrested a passenger for possession of five grams of cannabis, reported Faroese news site yesterday.

Faroe Islands Police do not want to clarify whether the passenger was a Faroese or a foreigner.

According to, a fine – imposed in the Tórshavn Courthouse – is the most likely punishment for the passenger.

In 2017, Taks – the Faroese customs authorities – seized a record amount of drugs (23 kilos), primarily cannabis but also hard drugs such as Cocaine and MDMA.

In 2016, Taks seized only 6 kilos of drugs.

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