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Saeima plans to punish minors for smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol

On Thursday, 19 December, Latvia’s Saeima supported amendments to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law, which provide for adoption of administrative liability for children for storage and consumption of cigarettes, alcoholic and energy drinks, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Two cigarette smugglers detained on Latvia’s border

Border guard officials in Krāslava have detained two Latvian citizens for illegally carrying excise goods over the border, BNN was told by State Boarder Guard representative Kristīne Pētersone.

Justice Minister suspects «high level» cover of illegal cigarette business

Law enforcers’ failure to put a stop to circulation of illegal circulates raises suspicions about «high level» cover of this criminal activity, said Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns in an interview to LTV programme Rīta panorama.

Revelation of Riga Central Market's «cigarette mafia» prompts thoughts about penalty changes

Reacting to the reveal of a so-called cigarette mafia at Riga Central Market, officials from Interior Affairs Ministry and Justice Ministry will meet on 29 November to discuss possible penalty policy changes against people engaged in circulation of illegal cigarettes.

Contraband cigarettes found stashed in cars with forged diplomatic registration plates

State Revenue Service Tax and Customs Police found a large number of contraband cigarettes in vehicles bearing forged diplomatic registration plates, VID reports.


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