Crime

Police investigate Lahti city cyber attack

The National Bureau of Investigations NBI has launched an investigation into a cyber attack which hit the City of Lahti's computer systems. The City itself made a request for a formal investigation after the computer breach was detected. The attack began...

Police drink drive crackdown already catches offenders

A nation wide police effort to crack down on drink drivers is already paying off. The campaign started on Thursday and continues through until Sunday. According to Inspector Heikki Ihalainen tens of thousands of vehicles will be stopped and their drivers asked...

Police investigate €14 million fraud case

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI is looking into a large-scale fraud case at a Finnish company. Officers believe employees ripped off the company for €14 million in a scam that involved payments to foreign bank accounts. Police were first tipped...

Customs reveals details of snus smuggling operation

Finnish Customs Tulli says they’ve busted a snus smuggling ring that brought more than 2,200kg of tobacco to the capital city region, and avoided almost €850,000 in excise duties. It's described as being one of the biggest snus smuggling cases...

Police investigate WhatsApp group over violent and sexual images

Police in Eastern Finland have been investigating a WhatsApp group where they say children were spreading images of sexual offences, violence and other pornography. In a statement, police say the content can be found elsewhere on the internet, but was...

Customs intercepts illegal equipment heading for Iraq

Finnish Customs Tulli have revealed details of an illegal shipment they intercepted at Helsinki Airport, heading for Iraq. In December 2017 customs officers inspected a consignment from a Finnish company with a destination of Iraq. They found a mass spectrometer,...

Police launch 48 hour drink-drive crackdown

Finnish police forces are launching a two-day nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers. Over the next 48 hours they expect to carry out thousands of breath tests. "It is not advisable to start drinking this weekend if you intend to drive. The...

Jail time for Oulu sex offender

The District Court in Oulu has sentenced a 21-year old man to four years in prison for his part in the sexual abuse of a 13-year old girl. The immigrant from Afghanistan is the first man to be convicted out...

New law removes Finnish citizenship for certain serious crimes

A new amendment to the Nationality Act means that authorities have the power to strip Finnish citizens of their passports if they're found guilty of a serious criminal offense. The interim government submitted the formal paperwork today, and President Sauli Niinistö...

Finland’s biggest ever cocaine smuggling operation busted

Police have revealed details of a huge drugs bust this morning, thought to be the largest in Finnish history. Law enforcement agencies have completed their pre-trial investigation into a drug smuggling ring suspected of bringing 13kg of cocaine from the...

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Accident investigation: Not enough regulations for drones

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes has issued its findings on a near miss incident between an Air Force Learjet and a drone, in the...

Espoo company sending 200 decontamination units to Wuhan coronavirus hospital

A Finnish clear air technology company is supplying essential decontamination units for the Chinese city worst hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Espoo-based Genano will...

Forty degree+ temperature spread, as winter’s coldest low is recorded in Lapland

The weather in Finland is a tale of two temperatures at the moment - with a forty degree difference between the warmest and coldest...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 28th January 2020

Government hasn't yet focused on the fate of British nationals after Brexit Britain leaves the European Union at 01:00 Saturday morning, Helsinki time. While the...

Government ministers haven’t yet focused on the fate of Brexit Brits in Finland

News Now Finland understands that government ministers have yet to focus on what happens to some British nationals who would not normally qualify for...

Foreign Ministry issues new China travel warning

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a new advisory for Finnish citizens traveling in China. The new strain of Wuhan coronavirus, which started in...

Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline

Minister of Education Li Andersson (Left) is warning that declining population in some parts of the country might mean there's not enough children for each...

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the...