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Five people detained for dishonest Eastern state border procurements

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvia’s Interior Affairs Ministry and Internal Security Bureau have detained five people under suspicion of illegal activities in public procurements – two State Border Guard officials and three private persons, as confirmed by Internal Security Bureau chief’s assistant Diāna Petersa.

«By abusing their power, officials created preconditions for the victory of specific companies, thereby supporting unfair competition and creating considerable losses for the country. Procurements were associated with acquisition of technical engineering equipment for the needs of the eastern border infrastructure. The value of procurements in question reaches several million euros,» says Petersa.

As part of the criminal process, Internal Security Bureau has performed a dozen searches and has confiscated evidence related to the case.

Detained State Border Guard officials have been put under arrest. The rest of the suspects have been applied with security measures not associated with deprivation of freedom.

The criminal process has been launched in accordance with Part 3 of Section 318 and Section 211 of the Criminal Law.


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