Latvian police detain organized crime ring

  • 2006-07-21
  • TBT Staff
The Organized Crime Combat Administration arrested seven members of a criminal gang known for contract killings, though the group leader is still at large.
The gang used explosives in its work, the police said. In Balvi, last year, police officers had arrested a man who had later been found to have murdered a businessman with an explosive on a contract put out by the man's common-law wife.
The group was involved in a total of five similar cases between 2002 and 2005.