Finland Arrests 2 In Its First Ever Terror Case

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Finland have arrested two people in the country's first ever terrorism-related cases.

The National Bureau of Investigation says the two suspects were arrested September 7 after a lengthy investigation. They are being held on suspicion of financing terrorism and terror recruitment.

Officials said that following the arrests, police searched several homes in the Helsinki area and seized evidence.

They did not give the suspects' names or their nationality, but said more details would be revealed at a press conference Saturday.

The Finnish broadcasting company YLE says the maximum sentence for the possible charges is eight years imprisonment.