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Customs Police apprehend a group of smugglers who used post service to transport LSD

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn January, Latvian State Revenue Service’s Customs Police intercepted a package containing LSD. Police uncovered during the investigation that a group of smugglers were using post services to carry LSD from Netherlands to Latvia. The criminal group was apprehended in Preili, where the police found that, in addition to LSD smuggling activities, the criminal group was engaged in illegal cultivation of marijuana.

More than 600 g of marijuana, LSD, tools and equipment needed to cultivate marijuana were confiscated during a search, as reported by SRS.

On 14 January, SRS Customs Police discovered a shipment of LSD in a package sent from Netherlands. A lab examination showed that paper materials in the package were laced with LSD.

A criminal process was launched in regards to illegal carrying of narcotic substances over the Latvian border.

During the investigation, police apprehended a group in Preili. The smuggling group was engaged in smuggling activities of narcotic substances from Netherlands to Latvia by using post services. Police apprehended three persons. During a court-sanctioned search, police found that the group was also engaged in illegal cultivation of marijuana at home. Police confiscated more than 600 g of marijuana, LSD-laced paper materials, tools and equipment necessary to cultivate marijuana.

SRS notes that there has been an increase in the number criminal processes launched by SRS Customs Police in regards to illegal carrying of narcotics over the border using post. Illegal carrying of narcotic substances over the border is a very serious crime, which carries the punishment of up to 12 years in prison.

Some of the launched criminal processes show that in some cases criminals use personal information and addresses of other people to receive those packages. This is why SRS urges residents to report suspicious packages, especially in cases when no packages are expected. SRS free trust hotline is 80009070.

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