Finland’s Customs department has announced that it has uncovered the largest drug trafficking organization in the country. A press release published on Friday, August 26, 2016, by the Finnish Customs, states that the department has detained three people on suspicion of importing large quantities of banned substances into the country.
According to the release, these three detainees are suspected of importing more than 3 million euros’ worth of narcotics in different forms over a period of two years. They are said to be part of a dark net marketplace operating in Finland.
The dark net marketplace along with its associated online stores have been operating since 2014 over anonymous Tor network. They were also linked to sales on the now-defunct Silk Road marketplace. The suspects were apprehended by Finnish Customs after conducting a joint investigation in cooperation with the law enforcement agencies from Netherlands, USA, Germany, Latvia, and Europol.
Finnish Customs also reports the seizure of large amounts of cash in euros, an unspecified number of bitcoins and movable property amounting to about 1 million euros. The department estimates the total amount of drugs smuggled in so far to be around 40 kilograms of narcotics in powder form (amphetamine, methamphetamine, heroin,