Posts tagged as police

Cocaine found on farm in Koknese was disguised as food products when shipped to Europe

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Two tons of cocaine that were found on a farm in Koknese last week had been shipped to Europe in a container, and the bill of lading described the cargo as food products, according to a statement posted on the Ecuadorian police’s website writes LETA. According to the Ecuadorian police, the farm was actually a “logistical center” that further distributed the drugs across Europe. The police also said that five…

Cristiano Ronaldo rape claim: Key piece of evidence behind police demand for striker’s DNA

Friday, January 11, 2019

Kathryn Mayorga’s dress has become the key piece of evidence as the Juventus striker stands accused of rape. It has been revealed today that Las Vegas Police Department want Ronaldo’s DNA so they can try and link the striker to a sample found on what Ms Mayorga was wearing. The dress forms part of the box of evidence that includes a sexual assault kit that tested the former model for…

Not so fast! Kevin Spacey is pulled over for speeding

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Kevin Spacey has been pulled over for speeding in Washington, D.C. just hours after he pleaded not guilty in a Massachusetts courtroom to sexually assaulting a teenager. The Pay It Forward actor was behind the wheel of his SUV, which he drove after landing in his private jet at Dulles International Airport on Monday. He had just returned from a court hearing in Nantucket, where he is facing charges of…

‘War Scenes’ in Belgium as Fuel Tax Protesters Clash With Police (Videos)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Protests against higher fuel prices have spilled into Belgium across the French border. Demonstrators wearing motorists’ yellow vests have been blocking motorways in central Belgium in recent days, prompting a police response. Hundreds of people confronted police on Belgian roads on Thursday, protesting against a hike in fuel prices. The demonstrations have flared up near the Walloon city of Feluy where Total’s petrochemical plant is located, Belgian daily DH reports. Roughly 400 protesters were hurling stones and Molotov cocktails…

Police admit November 11 Embankment is not the best place for mass events

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Security-wise, 11 November Embankment is not the best place for mass events. Nevertheless, responsible authorities plan to analyse in the near future ways to improve security measures in this portion of Riga, as reported by Criminal Police Chief Artis Velšs. «The embankment is not the best location for organizing mass events geographically security-wise, because on one side you have Daugava River and on the other you have Old Riga, which…

Latvian Security Police detains pensioner under suspicion of spying for Russia

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Latvian Security Police has detained a Latvian pensioner. The man is suspected of spying in Russia’s favour. The detainment took place last week. The man has been put under arrest, according to information from LETA. SP has yet to provide comments on the situation. As previously reported, SP launched two cases in relation to spying in Russia’s favour. This year, Vidzeme District Court in Madona sentenced a citizen of Latvia…

Sexual assault still underreported at Munich Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oktoberfest is known around the world for its beer, pretzels and lederhosen. But female visitors frequently find themselves the targets of harassment and groping. Some even say it has become predictable. Groups of lederhosen-clad men and women wearing dirndls excitedly walk through the stalls and food stands at Munich’s infamous Oktoberfest, lining up outside its even more infamous beer tents in hopes of getting a warm spot inside on a chilly…

At least 10% of jobs in State Police are vacant in Latvia

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

At least 10 percent of jobs in the police are vacant, said State Police chief Ints Kuzis in an interview with Latvian daily Diena. Kuzis did not reveal the number of vacancies, saying that it is restricted information. The situation differs by regions. For example, there is a sufficient number of policemen in the eastern Latgale region, but there are more vacancies in Riga ans the western Kurzeme region. This…

Police dispatching hundreds of officers to 2018 Weekend Festival

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Police and Border Guard are dispatching several hundred officers to this year’s Weekend Festival in Pärnu. Several ten thousand visitors are expected to attend the 70 concerts and parties of the festival. According to Andres Sinimeri, in command of Pärnu’s police station, local law enforcement is backed up with several hundred officers, cadets and assistant police officers from Estonia as well as colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. Police…

Afghan special forces sent to bolster threatened city defenses

Monday, August 13, 2018

Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the embattled city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting. The Taliban attack on Ghazni, a strategic center on the main highway linking the capital Kabul with southern Afghanistan, is a blow to President Ashraf Ghani weeks before parliamentary elections are due…