Po­lice pe­nal­ize Jur­mala mayor for stor­ing il­le­gal drugs

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Latvia’s State Po­lice have ap­plied a fine of EUR 100 to Jur­mala Mayor Gatis Truk­s­nis for stor­ing il­le­gal nar­cotics, as re­ported by Nekā per­son­īga pro­gramme of LTV.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion re­ported by the pro­gramme, po­lice found a sy­ringe with traces of co­caine and the mayor’s

DNA. The item in ques­tion was con­fis­cated dur­ing the search con­ducted by Corruption Preven­tion and Com­bat­ing Bu­reau as part of the crim­i­nal process re­gard­ing pos­si­ble il­le­gal fi­nanc­ing of po­lit­i­cal par­ties For Latvia from the Heart and Union of Greens and Farm­ers.

DNA anal­y­sis con­firmed that the DNA traces found on the sy­ringe be­long to Truk­s­nis. Po­lice have pe­nal­ized him in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 46 of the Code of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Vi­o­la­tions for stor­age of il­le­gal nar­cotics, as re­ported by Nekā per­son­īga.

Jur­mala City Coun­cil has not pro­vided the pro­gramme with any com­ments on the mat­ter.

The op­po­si­tion of Jur­mala City Coun­cil in­tends to re­quest dis­missal for Jur­mala Mayor Gatis Truk­s­nis be­cause of the in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the sy­ringe found dur­ing a search by Corruption Preven­tion and Com­bat­ing Bu­reau.

Rolands Parasigs-Parasiņš, a deputy from Na­tional Al­liance «All for Latvia!» – «For Father­land and Free­dom/LNNK», says that talks with op­po­si­tion par­ties have com­menced, and it is pos­si­ble that an ex­tra­or­di­nary meet­ing will be or­ga­nized 1 Oc­to­ber. Dur­ing this meet­ing, par­ties will voice dis­trust to the mayor. He also said the fine ap­plied by po­lice – EUR 100 – is in­signif­i­cant, be­cause ‘harsher penal­ties are ap­plied for smok­ing weed’.

Evija Tri­fanova/LETA

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