18 Jul, 2019 @ 16:09
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Expat Marbella restaurant owner and bikini-model girlfriend arrested on money laundering and drug charges as Costa del Sol home raided

HAPPIER TIMES: Sofia and Niko enjoying a night out in Marbella (SOURCE: @Sofiabelorf Instagram)

A MARBELLA restaurant owner and his girlfriend have been arrested on drug and money laundering charges. 

Niko Ranta-aho, who is believed to own a popular restaurant in Puerto Banus, was cuffed alongside his bikini-model girlfriend and Instagrammer Sofia Belorfia, 29, in Finland on Tuesday. 

According to respected Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, their luxury home in Marbella has also been raided. 

CUFFED: Sofia with her dog in Marbella pad (SOURCE: @Sofiabelorf Instagram)

A source told the Olive Press today that the property is in the upmarket Guadalmina, near San Pedro de Alcantara. 

The pair, who reportedly met in London before ‘falling in love in Ibiza’, are being held in prison in Helsinki before being hauled in front of a judge tomorrow. 

Sofia is accused of money laundering by Finnish police (SOURCE: @Sofiabelorf Instagram)

Following an investigation by Finnish authorities, police believe Belorfia began money laundering in 2018.

Ranta-aho, meanwhile, is accused of ‘serious drug and steroid offences’. 

A serious drug offense is punishable by up to 10 years in Finland. 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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