Illegal Firearm Caches Seized in Finland Within Last Six Years

    Firearms Seized in Finland 2017 (2)

    One of our readers from Finland, who preferred to remain anonymous, sent us three translated articles (dated 2013, 2017, and 2018) from Finnish news websites reporting about firearms seizures. These are apparently the reports of largest caches seized in the country within the past six years. Let’s take a quick look at firearms shown in each of these articles.


    Firearms Seized in Finland 2013

    According to KRP (National Bureau of Investigation of Finland), in this raid, they seized 47 firearms (eight of which were stolen guns), as well as over 10,000 rounds of ammunition. The diversity of weapons is quite impressive although it is normally the case with seized weapon caches of criminal organizations. You can spot a derringer, pocket pistols and revolvers, a variety of full-size pistols and revolvers, an Uzi and micro Uzi, shotguns, a Mosin Nagant and several modern bolt action rifles, STEN SMGs, an M4 carbine (or its civilian lookalike), several AKs, etc. Note also that many of the firearms are suppressed.


    Firearms Seized in Finland 2017 (1)

    This cache was seized in Helsinki. According to our reader’s translation, some of the seized guns were once deactivated then converted back to functional firearms. You can see a Suomi KP/-31, PPS-43, an AK-47, a pump action shotgun and a bunch of handguns.


    Firearms Seized in Finland 2018

    This batch of guns was seized in different locations of Southwest Finland. Overall, the police found 30 illegal weapons. As you can see, there is another PPS-43, a DMR style AR-15, an Uzi SMG, a Glock pistol in a Micro Roni chassis and most interestingly a rather rare Jatimatic SMG (top right corner of the above-embedded image).

    Interestingly, in all cases, the weapons were seized from people who were suspected to be members of a gang called United Brotherhood.

    Let us know in the comments section what interesting weapons have you spotted in the photos. Also, if you know about other cases of large gun caches seized in Finland during the discussed time frame, please let us know in the comments section or send us an e-mail.

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