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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 18:10

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12 ferry staff members detained at Riga Passenger Port for cigarette contraband

12 ferry staff members detained at Riga Passenger Port for cigarette contraband

08.05.2019

Law enforcement last week detained 12 ferry staff members at Riga Passenger Port for attempting to smuggle in illegal cigarettes, LETA was informed by the State Police.

Keyword tags: Custom, Latvia, Legislation, Transport



Reconstruction of Latvian-Russian border crossing Terehova to begin in April

Reconstruction of Latvian-Russian border crossing Terehova to begin in April

11.02.2019

Valsts Nekustamie Ipasumi (VNI, Public Properties), the state-owned company managing Latvia’s public properties, has awarded Monum company a contract for the reconstruction and modernization of the Latvian-Russian border crossing Terehova, with construction works scheduled to begin in April, VNI CEO Ronalds Neimanis told LETA.

Contraband cigarettes worth EUR 2 mln busted on Lithuanian-Polish border

Contraband cigarettes worth EUR 2 mln busted on Lithuanian-Polish border

20.11.2018

A shipment of contraband cigarettes, worth around 2 million euros, has been detained by Lithuanian customs officers on the Polish border, reported LETA/BNS.


Tighter rules for Russia haulers might reduce jams on Belarusian border

Tighter rules for Russia haulers might reduce jams on Belarusian border

16.11.2018

Traffic jams on the Belarusian border might be reduced by tightening the rules for issuing freight transport permits for Russian haulers, Olegas Tarasovas of the Lithuanian national road carriers association LINAVA told the Lietuvos Rytas daily, referred LETA/BNS.

Latvia has the largest share of illegal cigarettes on the market in EU

Latvia has the largest share of illegal cigarettes on the market in EU

09.11.2018

Smuggled cigarettes currently account for 16.5% of Lithuania's tobacco market, according to the latest empty pack survey by Nielsen.This is down from 19.6% last year, reported LETA/BNS.


23.10.2018

Belarusian busted in Lithuania with contraband in car with diplomatic plates

Lithuanian customs officers have detained a Belarusian citizen who tried to bring contraband goods into the country in a car with diplomatic car plates, reported LETA/BNS.

09.03.2018

Customs officers seize record large amount of illegal cigarettes – 26.4 mln – hidden in rail cars

Conducting physical control of rail cargos, customs officers of the State Revenue Service (VID) at Rezekne customs checkpoint, eastern Latvia, seized 26,390,000 illegal cigarettes, VID reported.

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