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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Finnair's Cargo Division Shipping Unregstered Arms

The significance of this Finnair Arms Investigation is the statement by the head of the Cargo division that the cargo Carrier is "under no obligation to secure permits".

This affects Africa because this is precisely the kind of perceived loophole that has Africa awash in Arms.

-Shimron Issachar

Finnair faces arms shipment probe -HS
24.6.2009 at 12:38

Finnish national daily Helsingin Sanomat reported Wednesday that Customs had seized an arms shipment from Finnair and added that the flag carrier was suspected of shipping weapons without due permits.

The aircraft parts, bound for Russia, had been flown in from India.
According to Helsingin Sanomat, Antero Lahtinen, the head of Finnair's cargo division, and a shift manager were suspected of export offences.

In 2004, a prosecutor decided not to press charges against Finnair over another arms shipment, underlining that a cargo carrier was under no obligation to secure permits.

The Rest @ Newsroom Finland

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