Finnish police, customs confiscate drugs, equipment worth more than €8 million

By Terrapinzflyer · Jun 3, 2010 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Finnish police, customs confiscate drugs, equipment worth more than €8 million

    HELSINKI — Finnish officials say they have confiscated drugs with a street value of up to €8 million ($10 million), in the country's largest drug busts to date.

    Helsinki police say they found 132 pounds (60 kilograms) of Ecstasy as well as powder-mixing and pill-making equipment in the capital. Customs officers say they have confiscated more than 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of amphetamines in the western city of Turku.

    Officials said Thursday that five people have been arrested in the cases. They gave no further details.

    By The Associated Press (CP) – 4 hours ago

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    SWIM is from Finland and read about this earlier today from Helsingin Sanomat (the biggest daily newspaper in Finland). SWIM finds this interesting since it's extremely rare that the manufacture of synthetic recreational drugs surface in the news in Finland.

    Anyhow, SWIM would like to clarify this a bit; according to the HS article, there's no MDMA involved (unlike the thread tag implies), but mCPP instead, in fact the whole 60 kg's of it. There was also a mention of "police having sorting out the manufacture of tens of thousands of doses of Bromo-Dragonfly".

    There was also a short video interview of a police officer in another news site where he showed the seized equipment; a pill pressing machine and a blender machine. He claimed that this was the first time such equipment has been seen (seized?) in Finland.
  2. Terrapinzflyer
    Police seized 3.5 million worth of designer drugs

    Police have confiscated a large batch of new designer drugs, Helsinki, Finland. Substances street value would have been approximately 3.5 million.

    According to the Helsinki drug police confiscated were recovered nearly 60 kilograms of mCPP-designhuumetta. In addition, police have investigated tens of thousands of Bromo-DragonFly-design-manufacture the drug doses.

    Pre-trial process has been seized for the first time, two ecstasy tablets in the manufacturing machine. Seizure has also received hundreds of grams of amphetamines.

    Seizures were made in Helsinki Kruununhaka located in high-rise apartment and house cellars.

    Designer drugs mCPP and Bromo-DragonFly Finland are classified as medicinal substances.

    According to police data, in particular Bromo-DragonFly leads to addiction in addition to strong delusions, anxiety and physical symptoms.

    In custody are currently four men and a woman. One suspect is a Ukrainian, who has relatives in Turku, Finland. Other kinds of Turku. The latest arrest of the suspect decided to Southwest Finland, the District Court on Thursday afternoon.

    The duty of the suspects was reached on the trail early this year. Some of the suspects have criminal records, but not all. All are between 20 and 40 years of age. Prime suspect car found drugs in addition to tens of thousands of dollars in cash.

    Story deals with Southwest Finland, the district court in early autumn.

    Customs said last week from the big designhuumetakavarikosta. Haaviin duty was synthetically produced MDPV-designhuumetta.
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