Ex-police drug boss gets 10 years

HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish court has sentenced a former Helsinki narcotics police boss to 10 years in prison for running a drug ring while in office — a rare case of corruption among the country’s civil servants.

Helsinki’s District Court says Jari Aarnio was guilty of official misconduct and aggravated evidence tampering.

The court said early today that Aarnio, who pleaded innocent, played a key role in importing from the Netherlands nearly 1,760 pounds of hashish, which was distributed in 2011-2012.