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Tuesday, 01.12.2015, 23:54
Altogether 2,694 people, including 2,100 convicted criminals and 594 people in pretrial detention, were held in Estonian prisons as on November 16th, marking the first time that the number of incarcerated population is smaller than 2,700, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Crime, Estonia, Legislation
The number of foreign nationals in Latvia's prisons has been rising for the past several months, as Latvian Prison Administration's head Ilona Spure told the LNT television channel today, reports LETA.
A State Police K-9 unit has uncovered a stash of amphetamine worth EUR 25,000 in the town of Olaine, LETA found out from the State Police, reports LETA.
Kaunas police officers have dug through 367 tonnes of coal and found 600 kg of cocaine. This is the biggest drug bust in the history of Lithuanian police. It is believed that the drugs would have headed to Russia, writes LETA/ELTA.
A year-long manhunt for the so-called Imanta pedophile in Riga ended last week after the police successfully located and detained the man, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", cites LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand stated that the kidnapping of Security Police Officer Eston Kohver from Estonia's territory has constituted a gross violation of international law, and the entire process in Russia has been unlawful from the very beginning, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
In 2014, 2,307 persons convicted of a crime were serving a prison sentence in Estonia and a third of them were in jail for at least the fourth time, LETA/Postimees online reports.