The Eastern Uusimaa Police Department said on Saturday it had completed a preliminary investigation into the smuggling of marijuana by a gang named Mantaqa.
Police suspect a group of Finns of obtaining marijuana from Albania and mailing it to Finland via Spain.
Mikko MinkkinenThe senior inspector of the Eastern Uusimaa Police Department said that in January-February the group had mailed about 70 kilos of marijuana to Finland. The value of drugs in the street trade was about 700,000 euros.
Police have so far recovered about 13 pounds of smuggled drugs.
Investigators say an Albanian man picked up marijuana packages from the mail using a fake identity. The suspect was apprehended when police arrested him from Mikkkinen’s Tikkurila apartment, which was rented by one of the main suspects.
After the drugs had been in Finland, the suspects packed the drugs in vacuum-sealed bags at the Nurmijärvi industrial plant. From there, the bags ended up on the streets of Helsinki, Vantaa and Kerava.
The four main suspects were born in 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997. Five other people are suspected of serious drug offenses in connection with the case.
Source: The Nordic Page