Finland’s national law enforcement agency, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), has warned that weapons being shipped to Ukraine are ending up in the hands of criminal gangs.
The Finnish broadcaster YLE reported Sunday that a preliminary investigation conducted by the NBI found that criminals in Finland may have captured military arms sent to Ukraine.
“We’ve seen signs of these weapons already finding their way to Finland,” Christer Ahlgren, the NBI’s detective superintendent, told YLE. Ahlgren said that weapons shipped to Ukraine have also been found in Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands.
Ahlgren didn’t specify what type of weapons criminals were getting hold of, and the Yle report only mentioned rifles. He said that the routes for trafficking the weapons from Ukraine were already in place and said motorcycle gangs were involved in the activity.
“Three of the world’s largest motorcycle gangs—that are part of larger international organizations—are active in Finland. One of these is Bandidos MC, which has a unit in every major Ukrainian city,” Ahlgren said.
There’s been virtually no oversight of the tens of billions of dollars worth of weapons that the US and its NATO allies have been pouring into Ukraine. Back in April, one source briefed on US intelligence told CNN that sending weapons into Ukraine was like dropping the arms into a “big black hole.”
In August, CBS released a short documentary that quoted the head of an NGO that helps get military equipment to Ukraine, who estimated only 30%-40% of the arms are making it to the frontlines. The documentary was quickly retracted after pressure from the Ukrainian government, and CBS said that the 30% estimation was based on figures in April.
Ahlgren said that officials in the region will have to deal with the influx of arms for years to come. “Ukraine has received a large volume of weapons and that’s good, but we’re going to be dealing with these arms for decades and pay the price here,” he said.
14 thoughts on “Finnish Law Enforcement: Arms Sent to Ukraine Ending Up in Hands of Criminals”
The evil Chuck Schumer is directly responsible for this by not allowing Rand Paul’s amendment for having an oversight commission over these shipments to be voted on.
Any way you look at it, if you want to stop weapons going to criminals, NOT sending them to Ukraine is a good start.
Do you only care about Ukrainian criminals? Do you care about the Russian ones?
I’m sure not.
Russian “criminals” don’t have a massive DC lobby. That lobby uses corrupt US politicians to extract wealth from me and unwilling or naive Americans. This is a war that was started to bait Russians and Ukrainians into killing each other.
The most culpable criminals are the deep state operatives and the political class of various countries. Their hands run with the blood of nations. Those are true enemies. Not the Russians. And not the Ukrainians either.
I would not be surprised to learn that these weapons wind up in Israeli hands!!!
black market yalls
What else do you expect from a corrupt country…?!
When you are fighting for your land, everybody fights, even the criminals. Russia knows this very well too.
Like the child rapists and other murderous persons released from Ukraine prisons.
I think they keep the Russian soldiers as well as Ukrainians convicted of such crimes safely behind bars.
I think the only reported rapists and murderers have come from the Russian side. I’m sure there’s been a few on the Ukrainian side but the abundance has clearly come from side you so much support.
Big surprise. I guess Ukraine remains as corrupt as it has been for decades.
A part of me thinks this was by design. Operation Gladio, Part II? Or just ridding themselves of old arms so that they can make more money manufacturing new? Or a bit of both? Of course gross incompetence should never be left out of the equation. Or corruption within Ukraine.
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