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Latvian police commenced three criminal processes for contraband of drugs this year

In the first two weeks of 2018, State Revenue Service’s Customs Police commenced three criminal processes in regards to illegal drugs contraband in postal packages from Lithuania to Latvia.


Upon checking information about a possible drug traffic operation, police uncovered several cases of drug contraband. Courier delivery services were used to deliver from Lithuania to Latvia gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL), which is a dangerous psychotropic substance.
 

On 5 January 2018, police commenced a criminal process for illegal transportation of 1,092.7 g of GBL to Latvia. One person was arrested.
 

Two more criminal processes were launched on 9 January for the same crime. One of them was launched for transportation of 5,469.9 g of a colourless liquid found in five polymer bottles. Lab tests showed that this substance is gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB). This substance was ordered in a large batch. Bottles were found in a package sent from Lithuania. Two were arrested for committing those crimes – a 1980 and 1974-born citizens of Latvia.
 

One of them was made a suspect and applied with a security measure not associated with deprivation of freedom. Three searches were performed as part of the criminal process. Police confiscated possible narcotic and psychotropic substances.
 

The second criminal process was launched for illegal transportation of 4,353.1 g of GBL over Latvia’s border. Two persons were arrested. During a search in their home, police found boxes containing mushroom mycelium, as well as hallucinogenic mushrooms, dried hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana in large amounts. Police also found out that the client who ordered psychotropic substances is already involved in another criminal case regarding contraband of drugs.

BNN

18-01-2018
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