This year, in Latgale, the Eastern part of Latvia, eight marijuana farms of varying sizes have been found, Latvian Radio said August 7.
Officials of the State Police have removed a significant amount of firearms, their essential components, explosives and explosive devices from an illegal group discovered several months ago, State Police said July 27.
Finance Latvia Association said July 21 that an educational campaign "Viedpircējs" (Smart shopper) has been launched to raise public awareness of safety when shopping online.
The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) has started two administrative cases in the last month regarding the non-compliance of the TV channel PBK with the basic conditions of broadcasting authorization, Latvian Television reported on July 3.
On Wednesday, July 1, the new Administrative Liability Law entered into force, taking the place of the Code of Administrative Violations, issued in 1985, Latvian Television reported on July 1.
A malicious app has appeared in app stores with an identical visual design as that of supermarket chain Maxima Latvija, the company informed on June 29.
Alcohol smuggling is not extensive in Latvia, and the situation with illegal cigarette rates is improving, the Director of the State Revenue Service (VID) Tax and Customs Police Board, General Kaspars Podiņš, told Latvian Radio on June 26.
In June, the Tax and Customs Police Board of the State Revenue Service (VID) opened criminal proceedings against a group of persons engaged in the illicit manufacture, storage, transfer and possible sale of alcoholic beverages, made out of disinfectants, VID said on June 26.
The Tax and Customs Police Board of the State Revenue Service (VID) opened criminal proceedings in May this year regarding untaxed cash payments in a construction industry company, VID informed the media in a statement on June 25.
On Saturday, June 13, one of the largest law enforcement searches in Latvia's history took place in ABLV Bank-related addresses, Latvian Television reported on June 13.
Over the past two years, at least 10 warehouses of trading and production businesses have been robbed, representatives said in a media statement on June 2.
Latvian Television reported on June 1 that half a year after revealing the system for illegal cigarette trade in the Riga Central Market, changes to law have still not been adopted but traders have started to renew the industry.
Mikrotīkls (known abroad as MikroTik) IT company says 2018 fire in warehouse was linked to a massive robbery, Latvian Television reported on May 29.
On May 12, businessman Gulam Gulami was detained by the State Police, reported Latvian Television May 13.
Over the weekend of May 9 and 10, a major theft occurred at a warehouse of the largest IT product distributor in the Baltic States, "ELKO Grupa" in Riga.
Police will increase operations over the holiday weekend to make sure people are observing restrictions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, according to acting State Police Chief Andrejs Grišins on April 30.
On Tuesday, April 28, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers supported the action plan developed by the Ministry of Justice and other responsible institutions to implement anti-bribery and anti-corruption measures recommended by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The State Revenue Service (VID) has begun investigating Binders road construction company's transactions with a little-known Lithuanian company owned by a Latvian hotelier who went bankrupt 20 years ago, based on information gathered by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FID), according to Latvian Television's “De facto” broadcast on April 26.
The Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCC) has been monitoring hate speech on the internet and reporting it to NGOs, and while pandemic-related hate speech in Latvia is lower than the global average, it's nonetheless visible, according to LCC Director Anhelita Kamenska.
On Saturday evening, April 18, a few hundred cars gathered at Rumbula Airfield in violation of social distancing restrictive measures, according to Rīga Municipal Police on April 21.
Kristīne Misāne, a Latvian citizen who was previously in line to be extradited from Denmark to South Africa but was instead transferred to Latvia, was released from prison on Monday, April 20, reported LSM's Latvian language service.
A church in Liepāja, Latvia's third-largest city, continued to hold public gatherings over the Easter weekend, despite emergency laws designed to protect the public from the spread of coronavirus being in place, reported Latvian Radio April 17.
The Latvian State Police have for the first time fined a resident the maximum penalty for violating the Covid-19 quarantine, reported the LETA newswire April 13.
Criminal proceedings have been brought against a group of persons who are accused of attempting to legalize more than seven million euros of illicit funds using several companies and shady transactions, according to the State Revenue Service (VID) on April 9.
On March 30, 2020, Latvia's State Security Service (VDD) initiated a criminal prosecution against an individual in connection with offensive comments made about deportations to Siberia under Soviet occupation, according to information posted on the VDD's website on April 8.
The Vidzeme District Court in Rīga has ordered controversial Saeima MP Aldis Gobzems to pay €11,833 to the family of Mārtiņš Bunkus, a lawyer who was murdered in broad daylight in Rīga two years ago in a case that remains unsolved.
Fire season in Latvia gets a bit dangerous when the illegal, but popular practice of burning last year's grass begins in the spring - over the weekend the State Fire and Rescue Service had to put out 121 such fires, but this year landfill fires are entering the ring too - one on March 28 in Tukums and another today in Rīga, according to Latvian Television.
Prosecutor General Ēriks Kalnmeiers has submitted a demand to the Vidzeme Regional Court that the First Evangelical Jesus Congregation (Pirmā Evanģēliskā Jēzus draudze) cease operations, according to a press release on March 20.