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29
May
10.46
10.46

An illegal cigarette production unit discovered in Babīte; seven persons detained

The Customs Police of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) discovered an illegal cigarette production unit in Babīte Municipality.

18
May
11.52
11.52

The SRS Finance Police Department discovers an illegal diesel fuel filling station and psychotropic substances in its holder’s car

Continuing investigation in the criminal proceedings, within the framework of which two interrelated organised groups of persons were detained at the end of April, this May the employees of the Finance Police Department of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) discovered an illegal diesel fuel filling station within the territory of some company in Riga. In turn, psychotropic substances were discovered in its holder’s vehicle.

11
May
11.51
11.51

Last year, SRS confiscated twice as much illegal alcohol

In 2016, SRS customs activities resulted in the seizure of over 54 thousand litres of illegal alcohol, which is twice as much as in 2015. Preventing the entry of this illegal alcohol to the market allowed avoiding losses of EUR 361,000 to the State budget. 

11
May
11.49
11.49

The SRS Finance Police Department in cooperation with the counter-terrorism unit Omega stops the operation of interrelated criminal groups

This April, the Finance Police Department of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) stopped two interrelated organised groups of persons, which, evading tax payments, caused losses of at least EUR 356,246 to the State budget.

9
May
11.44
11.44

SRS Customs Police asks for commencing criminal prosecution regarding over 200 kg of smuggled hashish

At the end of April, the Customs Police Department of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) transferred the criminal proceedings regarding the smuggling of an especially dangerous narcotic substance, i.e. hashish, on a large scale to the Bauska District Prosecutor’s Office to commence criminal prosecution. Both suspects are facing imprisonment for a term of up to ten years.

20
Apr
11.33
11.33

SRS Customs Police discovers an illegal fuel trading place

The Customs Police Department of the State Revenue Service (SRS) discovered an illegal fuel trading place in Riga, in Krustpils Street.

11
Apr
09.42
09.42

SRS Discovers Significant Stocks of Illegal Alcohol and Cigarettes in Garages in Babīte

The Customs Police of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) discovered illegal alcohol and cigarettes in a garage cooperative in Babīte, Riga District. The SRS Customs Police explained that a man born in 1969 carried out purchasing of illegal excise goods and their further selling to sellers of illegal excise goods.

23
Jan
14.23
14.23

SRS Finance Police Department in Cooperation with Lithuanian Colleagues Stops the Operation of Two Criminal Groups

The Finance Police Department of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) stopped two organised groups of persons, which caused significant losses to the State budget within the period from 1 January 2015 to 30 November 2016 by implementing value added tax (VAT) fraud schemes. Within the framework of investigation, 46 searches were performed — in Lielvārde, Valmiera, Riga and Riga District. Six persons were detained, one of whom is currently under arrest.

22
Nov
14.11
14.11

The SRS Finance Police Department stops activities of a criminal group which dealt with sale of fodder grain and plastic granules

The investigators of the Finance Police of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter referred to as the SRS), having performed more than 17 searches in Riga and other regions of Latvia, stopped activities of a criminal group. The persons dealt with tax evasion and money laundering. Within the framework of criminal proceedings six persons were recognised as suspects.

2
Sep
09.24
09.24

EU customs investigators get new, powerful tools to combat fraud

Picture this scenario – the European Union imposes anti-dumping duties for a particular product, sunglasses for example, coming from an Asian country. All of a sudden, there is a sharp reduction in such imports from the country in question, but a significant increase in sunglasses being imported from a neighbouring state. Just a coincidence? Not for OLAF investigators, who, with access to state-of-the-art electronic tools, could realise this is a plot by fraudsters to get out of paying duties by falsely declaring the origin of goods.