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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian State Revenue Service’s Customs Police launched multiple criminal processes and has arrested three people under suspicion of using post services for contraband of drugs.

Multiple criminal processes were launched by the SRS Customs Police in relation to contraband of narcotics over the border of the Republic of Latvia in post packages over the course from December 2015 to July 2016.

According to materials of criminal cases, Latvian Post has received four shipments from Canada and Netherlands containing LSD (ten paper stamps), marijuana (464,003 g) and amphetamine (1.2 g).

On 29 July, police performed investigative actions. Police found that two 1996-born Latvian citizens had organized illegal transports of narcotic substances across the border of the Republic of Latvia in post packages. Narcotics were bought on the Internet from different stores offering psychotropic and narcotic substances. Based on the amount of narcotics found by the police, it is likely that the substances were produced and stored with intention of commercial realization.

Further investigation uncovered that the aforementioned individuals had performed at least two analogous crimes in the past. Two more criminal processes have been launched, SRS reports.

The two Latvian citizens are held suspect. Security measures have been applied to them.

Police also uncovered that one more person had performed analogous activities – procured narcotic substances to receive them in post packages. On 8 September, police performed a search in that person’s apartment. An unknown plant substance was found in the apartment. Laboratory tests are being performed to determine if that substance is narcotic or not.

SRS reminds residents, especially youngsters, that procurement of narcotic substances and using state postal service to deliver them is a crime. Residents are also reminded that they should not follow other people’s requests to take out packages with unknown contents in exchange for a reward.

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