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Late last summer, the North Karelia Police Department launched a probe of suspected methamphetamine imports from Estonia. In November they seized a kilo of the drug in Helsinki, but believe that the same perpetrators have brought in at least three times that amount.

 

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This bag of methamphetamine was found in a previous case

Police in eastern Finland have wrapped up a preliminary investigation of a major methamphetamine smuggling and distribution ring.

Late last summer, the North Karelia Police Department launched a probe of suspected methamphetamine imports from Estonia. In November they seized a kilo of the drug in Helsinki, but believe that the same perpetrators have brought in at least three times that amount.

Authorities suspect that two kilos of meth were previously sold, primarily in and around the eastern city of Kuopio. They estimate that it had a street value of at least 80,000-100,000 euros. The doses of meth sold were apparently highly potent, even though they had been cut with other substances before sale.

There are more than 20 suspects in the case, some residents of Kuopio. Some are members of a group that has been declared a criminal organisation by North Savo District Court. Police are looking into the organisation’s role in the alleged crimes.

Twelve people have been detained during the investigation, half of whom remain in custody. The case is now being passed on to a prosecutor for consideration of charges.

 

 

 

 

http://yle.fi/uutiset/police_international_gang_sold_high-potency_meth_in_eastern_finland/7165223

 

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