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14 August 2020, 11:07

Belarus border guards refuse entry to provocateurs from Latvia

An archive photo
An archive photo

MINSK, 14 August (BelTA) – Belarusian border guards have refused entry to provocateurs from Latvia. This information was posted on the website of the State Border Committee, BelTA has learned.

“On 12 August while doing cross-border formalities for the passengers of the London-Minsk flight, border guards paid attention to two suspicious citizens of Latvia born in 1975 and 1993. As a result of an examination the foreigners were denied entry to the country on the ground of Article 30 of the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Nationals and Stateless Persons in the Republic of Belarus,” the State Border Committee said.

One of the men said that he came to Belarus on vacations, but he was still undecided where he was going to stay. The other man said that he came on a business trip, but he could not contact his partner as he only had the Latvian number. “Both foreigners were athletically built and brought over $15,000. In addition to that, ‘the businessman' had a Nazi tattoo.

However, the most remarkable thing is that in their phones there was a Telegram community consisting of five people – two Latvians and three Ukrainians. The participants of this community discussed the purchase of combat helmets, the amount and type of currency to take to Belarus,” the State Border Committee informed.

Photos from gpk.gov.by
Photos from gpk.gov.by

The phone of the other foreigner had a photo of growing hemp and a photo depicting him smoking roll-ups.

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