Police detain man suspected of Hamé blackmail

Police from a special squad to combat organised crime said on Tuesday that they had detained a man suspected of trying to blackmail the food producer Hamé. A man threatened the company with poisoning its products unless it paid a ransom of around 5 million crowns at the end of last year. The company passed details of the threat onto the police. The man could face a 12-year jail sentence if found guilty in court.

Author: Chris Johnstone