According to the Border Guard, in August, four Iraqi citizens were allegedly able to cross the border and illegally stay in Latvia with the help of an interpreter employed by the State Border Guard. The investigation also shows that this person provided nine Iraqi citizens with the possibility of illegally staying in Latvia in June of this year.
During interpreting, when communicating with border offenders, the interpreter was allegedly involved in criminal activities carried out by a transnational organized criminal group, which provides Iraqi citizens with the possibility of illegally crossing the Belarus–Latvia border.
Criminal proceedings have been initiated against the interpreter. The maximum penalty for the crime is four years in prison.