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29 August 2018
Both the border guard and the police have repeatedly acknowledged that the border area of Latgale is a huge temptation and an object of interest to smugglers. It is planned to build a fence at the border with Belarus of 27 million euros. This will largely solve the problem of smuggling. The fence will not be visually much different from the fence flowing on the Russian border. But it will be much more complicated. Thanks to the efforts of the security authorities, investment in new technologies and successful cross-border cooperation, the flow of illegal traffic has been greatly reduced. However, fence is not the main vehicle for dealing with border guards and smugglers. The State Police emphasizes the importance of involving local people.
The project is co-financed by the Latvia-Lithuania programme. Project Lead partner is Latvian State police.
Last updated: 22.10.2021 18:47