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Tuesday, 25.10.2016, 09:37
Police in the Finnish capital Helsinki have seized a record haul of the prescription medicine Subutex ranked as a narcotic substance, which was shipped to Finland from France through Estonia, reports BNS/LETA according to STT news agency said.
Keyword tags: Crime, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Medicine
Latvian millionaire and businessman Eduards Zavadskis has been found dead in his car in Daugavpils, south-eastern Latvia, the Latvian State Police said LETA.
The Latgale Regional Court has slapped a fine of 75 minimum wages or EUR 27,000 on Vilani local council lawmaker and businessman Andris Kozulis in the case of vote-buying in favor of Unity candidate Dzintars Zakis in the Latvian general elections in fall 2014, reports LETA.
Millionaire Julijs Krumins, who the Corruption Prevention Bureau (CPB) detained yesterday on suspicion of being involved in illegal party financing, has been writing his memoirs recently, and in one of the chapters intends to write about his dealings with ''Aivars and Andris' criminal groups'', referring to two of Latvia's so-called oligarchs - former Prime Minister Andris Skele and Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, the investigative news portal pietiek.com writes translated LETA.
Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens/Farmers) has the status of a suspect in a criminal procedure on party financing violations that is being investigated by the Corruption Prevention Bureau, as Truksnis' attorney Janis Rozenbergs told LETA.
CPB detains two other persons in connection with Truksnis/Krumins criminal process and suspended court chair
The Corruption Prevention Bureau (CPB) has started a criminal process for possible illegal large-scale political party financing, and four people have so far been detained as part of this criminal process, LETA was informed by the CPB.
According to European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) the Estonian pharmaceutical industry loses 14 million euros each year due to the sale of fake drugs, writes LETA/BNS.