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How a Finnish Terrorism investigation uncovers suspicions of human trafficking

Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Finland’s first ever investigation into terrorist activates has uncovered cases and evidence of human trafficking.

According to the Finnish daily, Helsingin Sanomat, the 34-year-old man Helsinki resident in the terrorism case is now also suspected of planning human trafficking. The same person is already suspected of engaging in the recruitment and financing of terrorists. The suspect has been remanded in custody since September.

According to Finnish security officials, a plan was prepared to transport people abroad without their knowledge of the real purpose of the journey. There is reason to suspect that they would have been taken to a training camp. The preparations targeted individuals residing in Finland investigators told the paper.

The National Bureau of Investigation believes that at least two people living abroad were involved in the human trafficking plan.
The Finnish terrorism case is reported to be linked to the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
By Scancomark.se Team


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