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Monday, 06.07.2015, 00:05
Mikhail Khodorkovsky might have been the one who put a contract on the life of Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petukhov, who was killed in 1998, the Investigative Committee's spokesman Vladimir Markin has told TASS, cites LETA/ELTA.
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Uzbekistan today countered the threat of drugs all the social, economic and political resources of the state. As part of the monitoring of drug use the country applies more balanced approach aimed at drug demand reduction and prevention of illicit trafficking, reported BC National Centre on Drug Control under the Cabinet Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Statistics Lithuania has presented an annual statistical publication Crime and Law Enforcement Activity 2014. The publication provides statistical information about the criminal situation, persons recorded as victims of criminal offences, convicts, persons incarcerated in imprisonment institutions, operation of law enforcement institutions for the years 2013-2014, writes LETA/ELTA.
Since 2006, the crime rate in Latvia has continued to gradually reduce, according to the Central Statistical Bureau's data from 2005 to 2013, cites LETA.
During a visit this week to Belarus, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) signed a cooperation protocol with Belarus Interior Minister Igor Shunevich to strengthen bilateral cooperation in fighting crime, LETA was informed by the Interior Ministry.
The number of people detained by the Riga Municipality Police in 2014, has grown by 63%. A total of 6,052 people were detained in 2014, Riga Municipality Police Chief Juris Lukass said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", reports LETA.
A total of 85 murders were registered in Latvia in 2014, which is ten murders more than in 2013, reports LETA, referring to information from the State Police.