Finland’s Security Police(SUPO) says it has successfully prevented people who pose a threat to national security from entering the country. Security Police Commissioner Ilkka Salmi told YLE that an operation coordinated with embassy officials in Africa had prevented terrorist suspects from entering Finland.(more)
“We prevented the entry of persons either with links to either terrorist organizations or activities,” Salmi said.
He gave no precise details of how many suspects were involved.
The Security Police dispatched its first detectives abroad last spring. After a trial period of a few months they visited Finnish embassies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Syria. During their month-long visit, the detectives participated in local interviews conducted with people applying for residence permits in Finland.