Posts tagged as State Police

Police pursuing large-scale company embezzlement case

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

According to Latvian State Police, it has submitted a criminal case to the Riga Court District Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the suspected embezzlment of approximately 7.9 million euros. The case centers on an unnamed company which, the police suspect, was intentionally run into bankruptcy. The information obtained during the investigation shows that a member of the company’s board of directors loaned money to other companies controlled by his family on…

Risk of bringing Covid-19 by plane is low, say police

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The risks of bringing Covid-19 from abroad in an aircraft are currently much lower than by land, according to both the State Police and the Civil Aviation Agency, Latvian Television reported March 23. When Latvia allowed flights to and from third countries, social network sites became more active with both tour operators and travelers, however, so far no charter flights from Rīga have travelled to Egypt, Turkey or any other holiday destinations in…

Latvian sex offender among Europe’s most wanted

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Latvian resident Alvis Beketovs, who has been sentenced to prison for sexual abuse against a minor, has been enlisted among Europe’s most wanted criminals, State Police said October 27. Two minutes is the average timespan the police receive a report on sex crime in the EU, be it rape, sexual abuse or assault. This year,  European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST) ‘s annual European campaign for the most wanted criminals, launched in…

Police starts case for child abuse at Brukna community

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

State Police have started an administrative process regarding emotional violence against a child in the Brukna community, said Dace Kalniņa, representative of the State Police Zemgale region September 7. Brukna Manor is widely known as a place where since 2001 a public organization called  Kalna svētību kopiena  has been operating – a place where people with different addictions recover. Rehabilitation is based on prayer and work. As LSM already reported…

State Police seizes illegal firearms

Monday, July 27, 2020

Officials of the State Police have removed a significant amount of firearms, their essential components, explosives and explosive devices from an illegal group discovered several months ago, State Police said July 27. One of the priorities of the Criminal Investigation Board of the State Police is the fight against illicit trafficking of firearms. Each year, permanent controls and a series of investigative actions are carried out. This year, the police obtained information on…

Sigulda Regional Council turns to State Police regarding salmonella outbreak at local kindergartens

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Sigulda Regional Council turned to the State Police (VP) about the infection of four kindergarten children with salmonella, Sindija Brikmane, deputy head of the Public Relations Department of Sigulda Municipality, informed LETA. Investigating the causes of the disease, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) has received information from a laboratory that four children from local kindergartens in Sigulda Region have been diagnosed with the salmonella bacterium. The…

Latvian state police seize 300 kilos of drugs

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The State Police in a large-scale operation on Monday seized 300 kilos of drugs and detained six persons, State Police chief Ints Kuzis said in an interview with commercial LNT television today citing LETA. He said that in a cargo arriving from Europe, three kinds of drugs were uncovered – methamphetamine, hashish and extasy pills. A bulk of this cargo had been meant for the Latvian market. Kuzis said that…

Latvian State Police request criminal prosecution of fake news portal owner

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 2019 marked the end of State Police investigation of a criminal process launched last year in relation to distribution of fake news. One Niks Endziņš was arrested as a result of the criminal process in 2018. The investigation revealed that the crime in question was committed by a group of three to obtain monetary benefits. Police have successfully put an end to committed illegalities and have acquired sufficient evidence…

Teacher detained for leaking English exit exam in Latvia

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A teacher at an educational institution has been detained for leaking the materials for the oral part of the centralized English exam for high school graduation, the State Police. The teacher has already admitted being guilty. A criminal process has been started, but the teacher has not been taken into custody. The fact that a teacher had leaked the exam,  had been announced by the National Center for education (VISC) earlier. On March…

Three persons shot in Aizpute today

Monday, October 1, 2018

Three persons were shot at a private clinic in Aizpute Region in Southwestern Latvia today, LETA was informed by the State Police. Police are currently at the scene determining the circumstances of the incident. Police say that the incident happened at an adjacent guest house, and that the injuries to the persons involved are not life threatening. There is no information about the shooter yet. According to information obtained by…