On 11 March this year, officials of the Jekabpils district of the State Police handed over to the Prosecutor's Office of Zemgale Court for criminal proceedings for the commencement of criminal proceedings for the commencement of criminal proceedings, , regarding the illegal movement of tobacco products without excise duty stamps of the Republic of Latvia to the group of persons in large amounts.
Last year, the State Police reported that the employees of the Criminal Police Department of the Jekabpils precinct, in good cooperation with the Criminal Police Office of Latgale Regional Administration, carried out a search in Jekabpils on 9 March in the presence of a Volvo FH12 car with a semi-trailer and removed 108 cardboard boxes of tobacco products (pieces of tobacco plant leaves). containing nicotine) without excise duty stamps of the Republic of Latvia, with a total weight of 17 280 kilograms and a calculated excise duty of EUR 1 296 000,00.
On 11 March this year a decision was taken on the referred to criminal proceedings, qualified after Article 15, Paragraph four and Section 221, Paragraph three of the Criminal Law, and the assignment of the composition of the criminal offence provided for in the first paragraph of Article 237.1 of the Criminal Law to the Prosecutor's Office of the District of Zemgale Court.
In the framework of this criminal proceeding, men born in 1967, 1990 and 1989 were detained and identified as suspects, two of whom had previously come under the auspices of the State Police.