Internal Security Bureau criticizes State Border Guard's absolute unwillingness to cooperate

  • 2020-03-03
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - In an interview with TV3 this morning, the chief of the State Police's Internal Security Bureau (ISB) Valters Murnieks pointed out that the State Border Guard is the only interior structure which is absolutely unwilling to cooperate.

According to him, this attitude of the State Border Guard has been observed since the establishment of the ISB. "It's hard to say what the reason is. This probably has to be asked to the officials running the border guard service. But obviously, this doesn't give the impression of good governance within the institution," Murnieks said.

Speaking about a recent incident about the alleged misuse of public funds for the establishment of the eastern border, the ISB chief emphasized that there are problems within the service, including ''recognizing these problems and taking the necessary steps to deal with them''.

He stressed that the heads of any institution should strive to identify and understand shortcomings and work actively to improve them.

As reported, the ISB has launched several investigations in recent months against the activities of some State Border Guard officials.