Seven held for illegally entering Latvia

Border guards have detained seven people for illegally entering Latvia over the last 24 hours, LETA was told at the State Border Guard.

While patrolling the Latvian-Russian border in the county of Brigi in Ludza region, border guards detained five citizens of Sri Lanka and two citizens of Pakistan without valid IDs.

A criminal probe has been launched over illegally crossing the state border in a group.

They have been placed in a foreigners' detention center in Daugavpils.

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