Posts tagged as Kuldīga

Latvian police seize booze, cigarettes, guns and ammo in Kuldīga raids

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

State Police said October 13 a series of raids in Kuldīga had resulted in the seizure of guns, ammunition, contraband cogarettes and alcohol. Officials of the Criminal Police Division of the Kuldīga District of the State Police conducted four sanctioned searches, during which they found 200 liters of alcohol of illegal origin and 27,700 cigarettes without excise stamps of the Republic of Latvia. In another criminal proceeding, 25 different unregistered weapons, 20…

COVID-19 was found in Kuldīga’s sewers before outbreak in town

Monday, November 16, 2020

Latvian scientists  found an increased concentration of COVID-19 in wastewaters of Kuldīga five days before an outbreak started in the city, Latvian Television reported November 14. In spring, Latvian scientists managed to  develop a method and demonstrate that the presence of COVID-19 can also be measured in the sewer system. The collection of samples in Kuldīga has shown that such monitoring can be a warning in good time in which city or…

President Levits backs Kuldiga’s UNESCO application

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Latvian President Egils Levits on July 28 gave his support to a bid for UNESCO recognition by the town of Kuldiga in western Latvia. During a visit to the town Levits was introduced to the traditions of wooden restoration and the involvement of the population in the preservation of the city’s cultural and historical heritage at the Kuldīga Restoration Center. As Kuldīga is preparing to submit an application to be included on the …

Latvians involved in alleged US auto scam

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Police have taken action in Latvia as well as the United States, Finland and Lithuania to bust an international luxury car scam, according to the Bloomberg newswire. According to Bloomberg, two Latvians were arrested in Kuldīga and extradited to the US for their part in a fraudulent scheme which saw luxury cars “sold” to buyers online that were never actually delivered with Tesla, Dodge and Mercedes-Benz models among those offered. However, an official press release about…