A plated air pistol discovered in a mail package (Image: Lehtikuva)

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FINNISH CUSTOMS (TULLI) HAVE RELEASED IMAGES OF A RANGE OF FIREARMS SEIZURES conducted over the course of the past 12 months, during which around 100 illegal firearms were intercepted across the country.

According to a press release from Tulli today, the majority of firearms shipments were conducted via post and intercepted by customs at the border, with intended destinations to every corner of Finland. Several weapons shipments were traced back to a single sender, while others required international cooperation to identify and arrest multiple perpetrators. 

In one seizure, customs discovered that a young man in Turku had been buying weapons from the dark web and selling them on to anonymous customers at a profit. In another case, the weapons were traced to a network of twenty cannabis farms across Finland. Pistols, air rifles, and ammunition have all been seized in the past few months, with dozens of people now facing trial across the country. 


Adam Oliver Smith - HT

Image Credit: Lehtikuva