Thomson ReutersFebruary 15, 2013 07:45
HELSINKI, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Finnish customs officials are investigating an attempt to smuggle arms to Syria through a Helsinki port after intercepting a container with tank spare parts last month.
Customs confiscated the parts found in a container on Finnlines' Finnsun ship at Vuosaari port. Officials for the company were not immediately available for comment.
The container appeared have been sent from Russia to Syria, customs said in a statement, adding that there had been no requests for permission of such a delivery.