Jari Aarnio, the chief of Helsinki Police Department's drug squad, remains in detention, after the District Court of Helsinki decided in a prolonged hearing on Thursday to extend his detention and the deadline by which charges against him must be brought. Aarnio – who is suspected of, for example, four aggravated drug offences and aggravated acceptance of bribes – has contested the criminal accusations.
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Defence slams Aarnio's seclusion
On Thursday, Aarnio was also detained for probable cause of three counts of aggravated abuse of public office, two counts of breach of official secrecy and two counts of incitement to an offence.