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10
Nov
13.33
13.33

Latvia and the Netherlands stop an international group of tax frauds

On 31 October 2017, an international organised criminal group was stopped as a result of the joint cross-border operation of the Netherlands and Latvia. The criminal group has systematically deceived the state of the Netherlands and legalised criminally acquired funds in the amount of EUR 1.7 million in Latvia since 2012.

25
Sep
14.45
14.45

A Group of VAT Frauds and Money Launderers Stopped

The Finance Police Department of the State Revenue Service (SRS) in cooperation with the counter-terrorism unit “Omega” of the State Police, carrying out 27 searches, stopped a criminal group last week. During the period of criminal activities of the group from January 2016 to August 2017, the State budget incurred losses of approximately EUR 1.7M. Nine persons were recognised as suspects, while the most important evidence was seized with investigators discovering hidden office premises of the group.

7
Jun
17.18
17.18

OLAF receives Global Anti-Counterfeiting Award, seizes 20 tons of fake detergent

Stopping counterfeit goods from reaching the European Union market and harming European citizens is important for the European Anti-Fraud Office's (OLAF), not only to protect the EU budget but also to safeguard the health and safety of consumers. In recent weeks, OLAF's efforts paid off: not only did it seize over 20 tons of fake detergent in a Member State, but the Office was also honoured with the International Organisation Award of the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) Network, a confirmation of its commitment and efforts to fight against smuggling. The award ceremony will take place today (7 June), on the World Anti-Counterfeiting day, in Paris.

2
Jun
14.55
14.55

SRS Customs Police discovers an illegal coffee plant and seizes 5 tonnes of coffee with forged labelling

Customs Police of the State Revenue Service (SRS) has discovered 5.2 tonnes of coffee with forged “Nestle” and “Nescafe” excise labels, as well as coffee production and packing equipment at some excise goods warehouse in Marupe and at some processing company in Riga. The criminals had planned to sell the forged coffee in the market of European Union.

30
May
09.18
09.18

Dog handlers of the SRS National Customs Board came in second at the International Dog Handling Competition in Karelia

On 22–26 May, the international competition and seminar “Anti-Drug Protection: Karelia 2017” organised by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation took place in Karelia. A team from the National Customs Board of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) traditionally took part in this competition and this year was one of the best in both the team event and individual disciplines.

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.