On Friday, November 20, border guards detained two bribe-givers at the Terehova Border Control Point - a citizen of Kazakhstan and a citizen of Uzbekistan tried to bribe border guards by offering bribes of 100 and 20 euros.
During the border check on persons and vehicles crossing the state border, the border guards established that the lorry leaving Latvia and driven by a citizen of Kazakhstan was not registered in accordance with the established procedure.
To cross the state border with a vehicle, that was not registered in accordance with the established procedure, the driver offered to the border guards a bribe of 100 euros.
A little bit later, the border guards established that a citizen of Uzbekistan leaving Latvia presented a passport with a 20-euro banknote inside, which was intended as a bribe in order the border guards would allow him to cross the state border with a vehicle for which the Compulsory Civil Liability Insurance of Owners of Motor Vehicles has not been taken out.
Criminal proceedings have been initiated for bribery pursuant to Section 323, Paragraph one of the Criminal Law and the criminal case file has been sent to the Ludza District Prosecution Office with a proposal to initiate criminal prosecution against the suspects. By order of the Prosecutor of the Ludza District Prosecution Office, a fine of 10 minimum monthly wages was imposed on a citizen of Kazakhstan, i. e. 4 300 euros.