According to KNAB, after funds worth €32,000,000 were frozen in the bank account of an undisclosed company as part of a probe conducted by the State Police, a representative of this company tried to get the freeze lifted, using a go-between.
The person contacted a State Police officer and offered him more than €1 million as a bribe. However, the officer reported the attempt to bribe him to his superiors who in turn alerted KNAB.
On November 9, the individual in question was detained as he was handing a part of the bribe - €85,000 - to the officer.
The anti-graft office does not reveal the names of the people involved. According to information obtained by LTV, the arrested person is not a citizen of Latvia.
The KNAB has sent the materials about the case to the prosecution, the office told the press.
KNAB also accompanied the news with an infographic.