Latvian logistics company boss detained under Polish-issued arrest warrant
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The former chairman of the board of LDZ Logistics, a subsidiary of Latvian Railways, has been detained in Lithuania under a European Arrest Warrant issued by Poland.
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The Latvian website skaties.lv said Verners Lūsis may have been detained over suspected involvement in an organized crime ring that was smuggling oil products and in fraud against Poland.
Elena Martinoniene, a spokeswoman for Lithuania’s prosecution service, said Lūsis was detained last week.
Both Lithuanian and Latvian officials have declined to comment as to why Lūsis was detained.
Lūsis on Wednesday told Latvian press agency LETA that he was not detained in relation to his position at LDZ Logistics, where he had been chairman of the board since September 2016, but in relation to a previous post at a privately-owned company which no longer exists.
He denied wrongdoing and declined to comment further.
Lūsis resigned from LDZ Logistics on Tuesday, claiming he did not want his situation to affect Latvian Railways' reputation. (vb/pk)
Source: IAR, LETA