HELSINKI, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Two Finns with ties to the Hells Angels were arrested on suspicion of smuggling 96 kilos of amphetamine from the Netherlands to Finland, announced National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in a press release Tuesday.
A criminal investigation found that the attempts were made in March. The probe in Finland is part of Dutch authorities' Operation Vidar, an extensive investigation into amphetamine smuggling by Hells Angels to the United Kingdom, Finland and other countries.
In a joint operation conducted by NBI and the Dutch authorities, it is affirmed that the drug recipients in Finland were a full member of the Finnish Hells Angels and his alleged accomplice, according to Kimmo Sainio, Detective Chief Inspector at NBI.
Founded in 1948 in the United States, the Hells Angels is a worldwide motorcycle club. The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the Department of Justice of the U.S. and the Finnish Police, among others, consider the club to be a criminal organization. Enditem