Posts tagged as police

Lithuania’s police contribute to intl operation busting armed gang of 23 persons

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lithuania’s police said on Wednesday it was involved in an international operation which led to the exposure of an armed gang of 23 persons who were involved in arms and drugs smuggling. The gang is also suspected of having organized the murder of Kaunas resident Deimantas Bugavicius in 2015. “The persons are suspected of having organized and carried out the mentioned murder, and having also possessed firearms, narcotic substances, having…

Minister: police officers in Latvia should be paid EUR 2,000

Monday, April 15, 2019

«I think state police officers in Latvia should be paid EUR 2,000,» said Latvia’s Interior Affairs Minister Sandis Ģirģens in an interview to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Monday, 15 April. ‘This is not something odd – this would be logical. The same for fire fighters and border guards, because these people risk their health and their lives doing their jobs,’ he said. In truth, however, only representatives of certain…

Road Transport Administration asks police to probe registration of disabled passengers in Riga public transport

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Road Transport Administration has asked the State Police to look into reportedly suspicious records of public transport services provided to disabled passengers in Riga, Road Transport Administration head Kristians Godins said in an interview to LNT TV channel this morning. Godins informed that the Road Transport Administration asked the State Police to probe the suspicious records last week. “We have completed our assessment and last week sent the State…

Police looking into verbal attack on head of Estonian Jewish Congregation

Monday, March 18, 2019

Several Estonian news portals have reported that Rabbi Shmuel Kot, head of the Estonian Jewish Congregation, was verbally attacked on his way to the Tallinn Synagogue on Saturday. According to a friend of Mr Kot, who wrote about the incident on social media, an Estonian-speaking man shouted antisemitic slurs at the rabbi and his family. The police are investigating the incident. The reason why Mr Kot had not reported the…

There is a risk of provocations on March 16 but no reason for great worries – Kuzis

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

There is a risk of provocations also at this year’s March 16 events but there is no reason for great worries, at least for now, State Police chief Ints Kuzis said in an interview to Latvian Television this morning. The police chief indicated that authorities have been monitoring the situation for more than a week already. Kuzis admitted that predicting how the situation will unfold is difficult as various incidents…

Fight of the Latvian State Police against pirates of audiovisual content becomes more efficient

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In 2018, the State Police has initiated 11 criminal proceedings regarding illegal provision of audiovisual content, 3 criminal proceedings have been transferred for criminal prosecution, and one person has been convicted of illegal retranslation of television content, Mārtiņš Brižs, Deputy Head of Cybercrime Division of the Economic Crime Department /ENAP/ of the State Police, reported BC Iveta Balode from biedrība „Par legālu saturu!”. For the first time in Latvia, a…

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public

Thursday, February 21, 2019

German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich. Police in the Bavarian capital said Thursday the situation is “under control” and there is currently no danger to the public. The Munich daily tz reported the shooting happened on a building site. It quoted an unnamed police spokesperson as saying authorities are working on the assumption that one man shot dead another and then killed himself.

Criminals in Latvia had planned to kidnap and kill a bailiff

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The crime has been averted while still at a planning stage, said Romans Jasins, the head of the police division in charge of murder investigation and search for missing persons. He said that the police was tipped off about one person’s plans to plot a kidnapping and extortion of money, and later a murder. The police immediately launched a criminal procedure, conducted searches and investigation. The potential victim was identified soon.…

Police authorities oppose residency exemption for third country clergy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) opposes a bill due for reading at the Riigikogu, which would exempt from residency rules members of the clergy who are third country citizens. The bill would grant permanent, as opposed to temporary, residency to such persons, members of the clergy, monks and nuns, who were invited by a religious associations to serve in Estonia and whose invitation had been approved by the…

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…