In Finland detained a citizen of Russia under the case on money laundering

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A Russian citizen arrested in Finland in the framework of an investigation into money laundering, has informed on Monday of RIA of news in Embassy of Russia in Finland.

«The consular Department of the Embassy of Russia in Finland were promptly notified by the Finnish police about the arrest in the aforementioned case of a Russian citizen whose data were not disclosed in the interests of the investigation. Supported with police contact. Detained a Russian citizen has the opportunity to contact us. If necessary, and provide him consular assistance,» — said the press attache of the Embassy Natalia Filipceva.

Earlier, the Central criminal police of Finland said that in the South-West of Finland, near the city of Turku, two people have been arrested in the investigation of cases of money laundering, use of illegal labor in the construction of real estate and tax evasion. The citizenship of the detainees, the police said.

As previously reported the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, it is, in particular, about the company Airiston Helmi Oy, among the founders of which a number of Russian citizens, and the business, according to the register of Finnish companies related to management of real estate. According to the state broadcasting company YLE, Airiston Helmi was founded in the fall of 2007. Then, as Chairman of the Board in the register was entered the man of Russian origin born in 1964. He remained in this position for all time of existence of the company. According to the Finnish register of commercial companies, men also have citizenship of Malta.

Police did not disclose about any of the legal entities involved.