Controversial contraband market may soon shut down

  • 2003-11-06
  • By Aaron Eglitis
RIGA - A major row between Riga city and state authorities over a flea market selling pirated and stolen goods has escalated in recent weeks, with officials from the Latvian Interior Ministry calling for the place to be shut down.The Latgalite market just outside downtown Riga continues to offer visitors a wealth of pirated music- and game-CDs and stolen items such as home-video equipment and bicycles, and therefore soils Latvia's reputation, according to Interior Minister Maris Gulbis.But officials on the Riga City Council claim that shutting down the market will result in legal fines fo...
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