Crime
Four arrests in Dobele murder case
Four persons have been arrested in the city of Dobele on suspicion of murder. Three of those detained are minors, the State Police (VP) has announced.
Student detained in Liepāja for stabbing teacher
The State Police (VP) has detained a minor in Liepaja who stabbed her teacher outside the school premises on Saturday, VP's Kurzeme Region Administration head of Liepāja precinct Ingus Ukstiņš told Latvian Radio on September 26. 
Police catch money mule network
The State Police has ceased the activities of an organized group that provided a professional foreign money laundering service using an extensive money mule network, police said on September 21.
President issues pardon
On September 6, President Egils Levits examined the pardon requests of 16 convicted persons. 
Corruption watchdog swoops on former Agriculture Minister
A criminal case has been launched against former Agriculture Minister Roberts Dilba, who has been leading the State Joint Stock Company “Ministry of Agriculture Real Estate” (ZMNĪ) since 2004, regarding suspected abuse of position for a material purpose, Latvian Television reported on August 30.
Warning over possible emergency service telephone fraud
In recent days, the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) says it has received information from several Latvian residents that they received phone calls from fraudsters who pretended to be dispatchers of the unified emergency call number 112 and, most likely, wanted to obtain personal data for fraudulent purposes. 
Latvian citizen charged with supporting Russia's war effort
The Prosecutor's Office has charged a Latvian citizen with supporting the collection of financial funds and other material assets in order to hand them over to the soldiers of the Russian armed forces involved in the war in Ukraine, the LETA newswire reported August 28.
Corruption watchdog swoops on State Revenue Service
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) on Tuesday conducted criminal proceedings at a number of objects, including the State Revenue Service (VID), and detained several individuals, KNAB told LETA on August 24.
Police accused of negligence in possible violent hate crime
The State Police has started a service check regarding the refusal of the Rīga north precinct to initiate criminal proceedings regarding a possible hate crime that has caused bodily harm to the victim, Latvian Television reported on August 17.
Competition watchdog fines private construction cartel €234,000
The Competition Council (KP) has found a cartel in a procurement organized by a private contractor for the construction of a manufacturing building, to which funds from the European Union (EU) funds were linked. A total of nearly €234 thousand was imposed on companies for infringement of competition law, Latvian Radio reported August 16.
Memory Water fined for unfair commercial practices
Based on the decision of the Senate of the Supreme Court, a decision taken by the Consumer Rights Protection Centre (PTAC) in 2020 has taken effect, which fines the BIOveikals (formerly Memory Water) EUR 15,000 for unfair commercial practices, PTAC said on August 15.
Another arrest made in relation to supporting war crimes
In connection with the suspicion of publicly supporting the crimes committed by Russia against Ukraine and its citizens and the violation of international sanctions, the State Security Service (VDD) has detained a suspect and applied a security instrument, VDD said August 1.
Flower thief wanted, dead-headed or alive
Rīga's municipal police force is appealing for help to unearth the identity of a cheapskate Romeo who stole flowers from a planting pot outside the offices of the Health Inspectorate.
Police bust suspected human trafficking ring
On suspicion of human trafficking, three persons have been detained in Ogre region, including the alleged organizer of the group – a woman who is also suspected of large-scale fraud, the State Police said July 26. 
Criminal case against ABLV Bank employees heads to court
The prosecutor's office has handed over to the courts a criminal case in which several senior former employees of ABLV Bank are accused of laundering 2.1 billion euros, according to the information at the disposal of the LETA news agency.
Fake vaccination case verdicts delivered
The Economic Affairs Court has sentenced two persons, including one health care system employee, to conditional prison sentences and community service in the case of fake vaccination against Covid-19, LETA reported July 19.
Police drones on highway patrol in Latvia
Last week, using two unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, officers recorded 11 drivers who violated road traffic rules on the Jelgava highway in about two hours, the State Police (VP) informed.
Latvian post alerts public of scammers
Latvian Postal service Latvijas Pasts issued a repeated alert on July 18 about scamming activity, urging customers to be wary of suspicious emails.
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