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Burned-out car likely linked to killing of soccer agent
On the morning of Thursday, April 15, a burned-out car was found in the wooded Mežaparks district of Rīga, which is most likely related to the murder of soccer agent Romāns Bezzubovs in Purvciems the previous morning. 
More charges brought in 'digital TV' case
As part of the criminal probe into the so-called 'digital TV' case, charges have also been brought against the Transport Ministry's former state secretary Nils Freivalds and Lauris Dripe, the former head of the Latvian State Radio and Television Center (LVRTC), the LETA newswire reported March 23.
Police make one-tonne highway drugs bust
Officers of the State Police (VP) stopped a truck on the Daugavpils highway near Jēkabpils last week, in which a record haul of hashish was seized, State Police (VP) public relations specialist Gita Gžibovska told LETA.
Tourism operator caught in illegal visa business
The State Border Guard, in cooperation with the State Police and the State Revenue Service, has ceased large-scale illegal activity of a Latvian tourism agency in illegally arranged tourism visas to Europe for Uzbek citizens, the Border Guard said March 11.
Anti-graft squad visits Ventspils council over abuse of office suspicions
On February 24, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB), Latvia's dedicated anti-graft force, performed criminal procedural activities in Ventspils municipality within the framework of a previously initiated criminal proceeding, including at Ventspils City Council, KNAB said in a statement February 25. 
The Lembergs case: a ruling 14 years in the making
For well over a decade, a case has been making its way at a painfully, sometimes farcically, slow pace through the Latvian legal system. It involves one of the country's best-known figures, the populist politician, businessman, mayor and alleged 'oligarch' Aivars Lembergs.
Takeaway food thieves emerge in Rīga
A criminal group has started to operate in Rīga, whose aim seems to be getting a few portions of takeaway food in the loot, Latvian Television reported February 9.
Police catch sixteen exchange students partying
Police this week interrupted a party in an apartment in Rīga with 16 exchange students celebrating their arrival in Latvia, which ended in hefty fines for everyone, Latvian Television reported January 28.

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