Latvia has more than 400 police officers per 100,000 of population, well above the European Union average, according to data published by Eurostat September 6.
Intensive guarding of the Latvian-Belarusian border has not stopped cigarette smuggling, Latvian Television broadcast “De Facto” reported September 5.
Data published by Eurostat September 1 shows that Latvia has one of the largest proportions of women in its prison population in the EU, coming second only to Malta.
A French student felt the long arm of la loi Letton after stripping in a Rīga street and prancing around comme l'apres minuit d'un faune as his fellow students provided musical accompaniment with a traffic cone, enthusiastic applause and cries of 'Encore!'.
There are currently 38 criminal proceedings launched regarding the illegal crossing of the border between Latvia-Belarus and Latvia-Russia, State Border Guard spokeswoman Kristīne Pētersone told LETA September 1.
Criminal proceedings have been initiated against an interpreter regarding deliberately providing a means of illegally staying in Latvia, the Border Guard said August 31.
LTV's De Facto investigative news show reported July 29 that raids conducted on two high-profile figures were linked to suspicions of tax avoidance schemes.
On Wednesday evening, the protest against “mandatory Covid-19 vaccination” in Old Riga and Riga Centre involved some violence against a police officer. State Police will launch administrative and criminal proceedings for offenses, VP told Latvian Radio August 19.
Over the weekend, police have discovered another location in Riga where bogus vaccination against Covid-19 was allegedly organized. Two persons were detained in connection with the incident, the State Police said August 16.
The State Police (VP) has detained seven people this month on suspicion of bribery of doctors and requesting a bogus imitation of the Covid-19 vaccine, VP said August 13.
1,044 bicycle thefts have been recorded in the first seven months of this year, according to State Police (VP) information published by newswire LETA August 11.
The Latvian Competition Council (CC) said August 10 it was issuing fines to many of Latvia's best-known construction companies for participating in a massive cartel over the period 2011-19.
This summer, compared with other years, the number of bicycle thefts has declined, State Police told Latvian Radio August 6.
The Data State Inspectorate has fined a former shop employee who published photographs of Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš shopping without wearing a mask at a time when it was mandatory, at the end of November 2020, Latvian Television reported August 5.
On Thursday, August 5, the Vidzeme District Court of the City of Rīga imposed a fine of 6,000 euros on Saeima deputy Aldis Adamovičs (New Unity party) for fraudulently claiming compensation for rent and transport expenses.
The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK), the regulator of the Latvian financial sector, is warning the public about fraudsters, who make phone calls to randomly selected inhabitants of Italy and France claiming to be its representatives.
Latvian State Police released pictures July 20 of men they seek in connection with the murder of the soccer agent Romāns Bezzubovs in April of 2021.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said July 19 it was concerned by "malicious cyber activities targeting and affecting democracy, security and economies of the EU Member States and our allies and partners, both at the state level and the level of private entities and institutions".
The State Police (VP) has detained a group of eight people in connection with the possible human trafficking at the addiction prevention center "Neatkarība-Balt" network, the police said at a press briefing on July 15.
As the interest in obtaining a Covid-19 certificate increases, tales of people who want to circumvent the procedures for obtaining it have also emerged. The State Police (VP) said at a press briefing July 14 that this is a crime, so it is necessary to inform the public about the consequences of such actions.
The State Police (VP) has released a facial composite sketch of a suspected sexual offender who allegedly attacked a woman on the Pāvilosta beach on July 7 at 23:20.
On Sunday, June 20, in Mārupe municipality, an illegal event took place with the participation of dozens of people - opponents of vaccines and masks. The State Police (VP) has launched three administrative proceedings, Latvian Television reported.
The building on Merķeļa Street 8, where a tragic fire occurred at an illegal hostel at the end of April, has been fully taken out of utilization, while another 25 illegally operating hostels have been discovered in Rīga, the City Council told LSM's Latvian language service June 16.
Riga City Vidzeme District Court decided on Friday to arrest MP Janis Adamsons (Harmony party), suspected of spying for Russia, reported the LETA newswire.
Latvian State Police said June 10 they have apprehended Ernests Rieksts, a businessman who went on the run in April.
Latvian State Police have submitted a criminal case to the Riga Court District Prosecutor's Office in connection with the suspected embezzlment of approximately 7.9 million euros, LSM's Latvian-language service reported June 8.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has picked up signals of possible interest in counterfeit vaccine certificates. Family doctors say it's unthinkable, LSM's Russian language service reported June 2.
Latvia, alongside Lithuania and Poland, will be hosting a discussion at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Corruption this week, which you will be able to watch here on LSM.
The Prosecutor's Office has launched criminal proceedings in connection with the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, Prosecutor General Juris Stukāns told Latvian Radio May 27.
Latvian President Egils Levits has studied applicatons for pardons from ten more convicted individuals but rejected them all, according to information from the Presidential Chancellery.