Tabloid: Singer Jari Sillanpää Detained Again

Singer was convicted in January for drug, alcohol and driving offenses.

File picture of Finnish singer Jari Sillanpää / Credit: @jarisillanpaa Instagram

Iltalehti newspaper reports that popular Finnish singer Jari Sillanpää was detained at Helsinki Airport on Saturday, suspected again of drugs offences.

The paper says Sillanpää spent the night at Pasila police station in Helsinki, although police could not confirm this.

In January Sillanpää was convicted of alcohol, drugs and traffic offenses, after being caught under the influence of methamphetamines in Helsinki a few months previously.

Sillanpää admitted in court that he committed the crimes, and was fined €24,000.

The singer shot to fame Smore than 20 years when his album became the biggest ever Finnish debut, selling more than 270,000 copies. Sillanpää has so far released more than a dozen albums.