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Tuesday 28.01.2020 | Name days: Spodris, Kārlis

Kariņš: coalition objects lowered requirements for State Police chief candidates

The ruling coalition in Latvia objects against lowered requirements for candidates who want to become the next chief of State Police, not the organization of a selection process, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš after a coalition meeting on Monday, 20 January.

Fire at tire warehouse in Andrejsala was not an act of deliberate arson, police say

State Police did not find evidence of deliberate arson at tire warehouse in Andrejsala, says State Police representative Gita Gžibovska.

Cigarette scandal forces Riga Central Market cut ties with shadowy company

Riga Central Market’s board has terminated its contract with LLC Tirdzniecības nams in Latgale suburb over the fact that police found contraband cigarettes on the territory the company was managing, as reported by the central market.

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.

Search at Riga Central Market: firearms, ammunition and EUR 40 560 in cash found

In the criminal case regarding illegal circulation of excise goods, Latvia’s State Police found and confiscated multiple items that resemble firearms, as well as ammunition and EUR 40 560, as confirmed by police.

Number of murders and murder attempts up in Latvia this year

When compared to 2018, there has been an increase in the number of murders and murder attempts in Latvia in the nine months of 2019. The majority of those crimes were committed during alcohol drinking, according to data from Latvia’s State Police.


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