Mail parcel containing LSD intercepted in Latvia

The customs police of the Latvian State Revenue Service have busted a group of suspected criminals who had organized drug smuggling by mail, BNS was told at the revenue service Wednesday.

A criminal investigation was started after customs police found an LSD-saturated postage stamp in a parcel that had arrived from Spain. Both the actual recipient of the parcel and the person who had organized its sending were detained as a result of the investigation.

While checking a parcel from Spain on September 20, customs police found 500 blotter paper tabs. An express test suggested that they might be laced with LSD, a well-known psychedelic substance.

The black-market price of one such LSD tab would be an estimated €10.

Investigators established that the recipient of the parcel had acted on the orders of another person who had organized the smuggling of the narcotics into Latvia.

On October 4, the organizer of the scheme was put into custody. Contraband of narcotics can be punished with up to 12 years in prison in Latvia.

Earlier this year criminal proceedings were started against three people who smuggled drugs (amphetamine) through mail. They were 18, 20 and 23 years old. 

Though the report doesn't delve into detail about the possible source of the drugs or how they were ordered, reports sporadically pop up on the web about people ordering drugs online from underground marketplaces.

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