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Criminal case on Vietnamese migrants’ attempt to cross the state border is handed to court

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 7 December, Bauska prosecutor’s office submitted the criminal case on the illegal attempt of twelve citizens of the Republic of Vietnam to cross the border of the Republic of Latvia was submitted to the court.

According to the prosecutor handling this case, one of the accused in this case had agreed with another accused to help illegal Vietnamese migrants to cross the border of Latvia and Lithuania in summer 2015.

It was originally planned to carry the illegal migrants to Poland in a car, as reported by the Prosecutor’s General Office.

Both of the accused individuals were apprehended on their way to Poland. They were following the route given to them by a third, unknown party, through Skaistkalns on the way to Lithuania. In addition to the two accused persons, Latvian authorities managed to intercept the twelve citizens of Vietnam who were being illegally carried through Latvia to Poland.

Police launched a criminal case in accordance with Part Four of Section 15 and Part Three of Section 285 of the Criminal Law. The criminal case has been submitted to Bauska District Court.

In the first five months of 2015 alone, Latvian authorities managed to apprehend a total of 110 illegal immigrants attempting to cross Latvia’s green border. 102 of those people were citizens of Vietnam. Seven citizens of the Russian, nine citizens of the Latvia, three citizens of Poland and one citizen each of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Estonia were arrested for helping others illegally cross the border.

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