Law enforcement officers confiscate almost seven kilograms of narcotic and psychotropic substances, EUR 4,080 in cash and two cars – Criminal News

Law enforcement officers confiscate almost seven kilograms of narcotic and psychotropic substances, EUR 4,080 in cash and two cars – Criminal News
Law enforcement officers confiscate almost seven kilograms of narcotic and psychotropic substances, EUR 4,080 in cash and two cars – Criminal News
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Last Thursday, May 9, officers of the State Police detained two men during operational and investigative activities, and during several searches confiscated a large amount of narcotic and psychotropic substances, as well as cash in the amount of 4,080 euros and two cars. The security measure applied to both persons is detention.

On May 9, employees of the 4th Office of the Criminal Police Department of the State Police’s Riga Regional Office, in cooperation with the Special Tasks Battalion of the State Police, while conducting operative and investigative activities, arrested two men born in 1974 in the Pļavnieku micro-district of Riga for possible sale of narcotic and psychotropic substances. As part of the criminal process, the State Police conducted five searches – both in people’s residences and cars. In total, almost seven kilograms of narcotic and psychotropic substances were seized – more than one kilogram of synthetic crystals, almost four kilograms of amphetamine-type narcotic substances, as well as marijuana, synthetic heroin and isotonitazen, or “shora”, which is a powerful and particularly dangerous synthetic opioid. All confiscated narcotic and psychotropic substances have been ordered to be examined to determine the exact weight and composition. Cash in the amount of EUR 4,080 and two cars – “BMW” and “Audi” brand vehicles were also confiscated.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated for the incident according to the third part of Article 253/1 of the Criminal Law, that is, for the unauthorized sale of narcotic and psychotropic substances, if this is done with narcotic or psychotropic substances in large quantities. Committing such a crime is punishable by deprivation of liberty for a period of five to fifteen years, with or without confiscation of property, and probation supervision for a period of up to three years.

The court imposed preventive detention on both persons. It should be mentioned that the persons had previously come to the attention of the police for such and similar activities.

The State Police reminds that no person is considered guilty until his guilt in committing a criminal offense is proven in accordance with the procedures prescribed by law.

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