Monday, January 28, 2008

Most Illegal Drugs Used in Finland Pass Through Helsinki

Most of the illegal drugs sold in Finland pass through the Helsinki region en route to other parts of the country. According to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), drugs move in smaller quantities to other parts of Finland from wholesale suppliers in the Helsinki area. "Almost every larger drug case has linkages with the Helsinki region", says special investigator Tuija Hietaniemi of the NBI.

The drug market grew evenly in Finland from the early 1990s to the present decade. Now the market has evened out. Per capita consumption of illegal drugs in Finland is estimated to be at about an average level for Europe.