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Fri, 12 Dec, 2014 12:09:25 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Dec 12
National Bureau of Investigation recovered drugs from Helsinki area on Thursday. Photo – Str / Lehtikuva.
The National Bureau of Investigation has detected an organisation involved in drug trafficking.

The police confirmed they have recovered more than 30 kilograms of various drugs including 85-per cent amphetamine and Subutex tablets.

The confiscated drugs have a street value of up to 1 million euros.

The police traced the organisation through a man as investigations revealed he had connections with a man imprisoned in the capital city region.

Photo – Str / Lehtikuva.
According to the police, one of the ways the prisoner arranged trafficking of drugs was by the use of a concealed phone.

The police impounded the drugs at the Helsinki Airport as well as uncovered some hidden in land caches.

According to the police, one batch of the Subutex tablets had originated from France and was headed to a prison in the capital city region.

The saga is also related to the seizure of a large haul of snuff. The Customs authorities in Tornio impounded about 70 kilograms of snuff cargo in spring. The drug was to be distributed by a man in Joensuu and a prisoner who is serving time in a southern Finland prison.

During the preliminary investigations, 17 people, all of whom are Finns, have been linked to the crimes.

Ten offences have been stated, with the majority of crimes considered aggravated drug crimes.

Two suspects are in custody and two other have been issued with a travel ban. Furthermore, two suspects have links to organised crimes.

The case has been transferred to the Prosecutor’s Office of Eastern Finland.

The charges will possibly be handled at the beginning of the year in North Karelia and Helsinki District courts.


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