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Daily: Company suspected of criminal gang ties in anti-drug police bribery case

The company involved in a bribery case being brought against Jari Aarnio, head of the Helsinki police drug squad, is suspected of ties to a notorious criminal group in Finland, reports the daily Helsingin Sanomat Sunday.

Helsingin huumepoliisin päällikkö Jari Aarnio oikeuden istunnossa 15. marraskuuta.
Helsinki police drug chief Jari Aarnio during his detention hearing Friday at the Helsinki District Court. Image: Yle

The mainstream daily Helsingin Sanomat reported that the equipment supplier Trevoc is partly owned by an investment company established by a close relative of the ringleader of the United Brotherhood crime gang.

According to the daily, Trevoc sold surveillance equipment to the police, and is partly owned by an investment company set up by the sister of the head of the United Brotherhood.

The daily also reported that the head of the crime group had also maintained a close relationship with accused anti-drug chief Jari Aarnio for a number of years.

The Helsinki District Court took Aarnio and three other men into custody on suspicion of accepting bribes and a conflict of interest. One of the detainees is a petty officer in the Finnish Security Police, Supo.

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