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Finland police boat
In Finland, as in many countries, investigations of financial crimes tend to be heavy on forensic accounting, bookkeeping evidence, and paper trails, and light on heavy paramilitary weaponry.
So when Finnish authorities over the weekend declared a no-fly zone over an archipelago of islands in the country’s southwest, and sent in hundreds of law enforcement agents, including heavily armed officers via amphibious landing craft, it didn’t go unnoticed.
The September 22 raids on sites on the Finnish mainland and on islands near the crucial port city of Turku surprised many Finns, who struggled to recall something like this ever happening in peacetime…
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