On Saturday October 1st, the Oulu district court passed an order of detention related to an ongoing investigation on human trafficking crimes. As part of the investigation, the CEO of Polarica Marjahankinta Oy, Jukka Kristo has been ordered to be detained.
Kristo has denied all allegations of any criminal offence.
Polarica Marjahankinta Oy and its management reject all accusations about unlawful conduct. The company has properly fulfilled all its obligations with regards to legislation, public authorities, and its clients.
The act on the legal status of foreigners picking natural products that entered into force in Finland last year has strengthened the status of pickers of wild produce. The new act has also brought clarity to the legal situation. Polarica Marjahankinta Oy has been active in the preparation of this act that is essential to companies in wild produce business.
We want to be an industry leader in social responsibility and aim to continuously improve our operations and increase transparency together with Finnish and Thai authorities and other stakeholders. This cooperation aims to ensure the transparency of operations and achieve the interests of all parties concerned.
The ongoing investigation has no effect on the business operations of Polarica Marjahankinta Oy which shall continue as normal.
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