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Latvian police intercept a cargo of cigarettes meant for Riga Central Market

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAt the beginning of the year, Latvian State Police’s Economic Crimes Prevention Office detained a man in Ziepniekkalns who, according to police information, supplied illegal cigarettes to Riga Central Market for illegal realization. A trader involved in illegal cigarette trade was apprehended not far from the central market.

A 1976-born man caught the attention of the police. According to police, the man was involved in illegal cigarette to trade at Riga Central Market. Information regarding this scheme suggests this man was supplying illegal cigarettes to traders.

Police apprehended the man on 29 January just when he was preparing to put tobacco products in two Mercedes Benz cars. The police found 50,600 illegal cigarettes stored in the two cars. The majority of illegal cigarettes found were Premjer and Winston brand cigarettes. Police also found other brands – Kiss, NZ, Queen, Fest, Minsk and Bayron.

Shortly after apprehending the first man, police apprehended another man involved in the illegal cigarette trade. This happened not far from Riga Central Market. According to the police, the 1991-born man worked with the aforementioned supplier of illegal cigarettes. Police also found 70 packs of cigarettes on this man. It is highly possible the man was selling them near Riga Central Market, as reported by the police.

A criminal process has been launched against the man apprehended in Ziepniekkalns. An administrative case has been launched against the other man because the amount of illegal cigarettes found on him was not enough to launch a criminal process.

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