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Prosecutor: Ex-cop Aarnio and crime boss coerced suspect

Former Helsinki police anti-drug chief Jari Aarnio allegedly colluded with a known crime figure to coerce a suspect in a drug smuggling case by issuing threats of baseless police action and violence. The prosecutor opened the first day of a pre-trial hearing into Aarnio’s alleged drug offences with the disclosure that the ex-police officer worked closely with the leader of the United Brotherhood criminal gang to get a key suspect to change his tune.

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Tuesday’s papers: Few details on new 4 billion euro savings plan, ‘where is sex-messaging MP?’ matriculation time rolls around

A look at Tuesday’s newspapers takes us to the new government negotiations – now the incoming three-party groups have settled on how much budget cutting needs to be done, but precise plans remain elusive. Also, Ilta-Sanomat wonders where the Finns Party MP - who admitted to sending unsolicited sexual messages to unknown women – is 'hiding.' Long lists of names of matriculated students begin appearing in newspapers across the country.

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Monday’s papers: Finns Party MP "sent sex messages," Ikea ditches Helsinki store plans, PKN hits Eurovision red carpet

A look at Monday’s papers takes us to Jyväskylä where central Finland’s daily Keskisuomalainen reported that Finns Party MP Toimi Kankaaniemi has confirmed and then apologised that he sent sex messages to several women. Citing problems in the economy, Ikea said it is giving up plans to build an outlet in Helsinki. It is Eurovision Song Contest week in Vienna - PKN are hard at work and the contest hasn't even started yet.

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