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17
Oct
09.19
09.19

Marijuana Growers Exposed in March Are Transferred for Criminal Prosecution

Yesterday, 8 October 2018, the Tax and Customs Police Department of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) transferred to the public prosecutor’s office the criminal proceedings initiated this March against a group of persons, which were engaged in the growing, sale and smuggling of marijuana in the border area of Lithuania on a large scale.

17
Oct
09.17
09.17

SRS National Customs Board Prevents 24,528 Pairs of Counterfeit Nike Shoes from Entering the Market

Officials of the National Customs Board of the State Revenue Service (SRS), carrying out control measures at the Freeport of Riga, found a large amount of counterfeit sports shoes with the Nike trademark. Containers were brought in from China. The losses prevented for the trademark owner amounted to approximately 2.93 million euro.

17
Oct
09.14
09.14

SRS National Customs Board Prevents the Smuggling of 16.96 Million Cigarettes from Belarus

As a result of control measures at the border of Latvia and the Republic of Belarus, the officials of the SRS National Tax Board prevented the bringing-in of 16,963,740 cigarettes to our country. It was attempted to bring in smuggled cigarettes both by a truck and in railway wagons. 

17
Oct
09.13
09.13

SRS Performs Ten Searches with Regard to the Illegal Production of Alcohol in Daugavpils; Licence Annulled for the Distillery

This June, the Tax and Customs Police Department of the State Revenue Service (SRS) performed a search at a distillery in Daugavpils, which illegally produced and sold alcohol in large amounts. Distillery’s alcohol production licence was annulled; three tons of illegal alcohol were seized; criminal proceedings were initiated against five persons.

17
Oct
09.09
09.09

SRS Presents a Unique Company Rating Tool in the Baltics

The State Revenue Service (SRS) has created a yet unseen project in the Baltics for measuring the company rating: “Taxpayer Rating”. SRS invites entrepreneurs to try out the new tool at the stage of the pilot project and provide their proposals on improvements by the end of this year.

17
Oct
09.08
09.08

A Group of VAT Frauds and Money Launderers Stopped

This August, the officials of the Tax and Customs Police Department (hereinafter — “TCPD”) of the State Revenue Service (hereinafter — “SRS”) stopped the criminal VAT fraud scheme which involved seven actually operating companies and at least 50 fictitious companies. The amount of losses caused to the State budget is approximately 2 million euro. One person was arrested within the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings.

17
Oct
09.06
09.06

SRS Customs Officials Found 54 Million Smuggled Cigarettes during the First Six Months of the Year

During the first six months of this year, the officials of the SRS National Customs Board have prevented the smuggling of a total of 54 million cigarettes. Compared to the first half of 2017, the amount of cigarettes seized as the result of control measures carried out at customs control points increased by 29%.    

17
Oct
09.04
09.04

SRS Tax and Customs Police Department Participates in Legal Co-operation Activities Coordinated by Eurostat

In July 2018, within the framework of judicial co-operation activities coordinated by the European Union’s Judicial Co-operation Unit (Eurojust), the Tax and Customs Police Department of the State Revenue Service and the Customs Criminal Service of the Republic of Lithuania carried out procedural activities to expose and stop the smuggling of cigarettes in two countries simultaneously — in Latvia and Lithuania.