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Law-enforcement officials have detained eight suspects and conducted 40 searches in Lithuania and an unidentified foreign country in connection to a package waste management fraud scheme, the police said on Monday.
Lithuanian police bust 8 suspects in waste management fraud scheme
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The detainees includes Lithuanian and foreign citizens.

The foreign country has not yet been specified in fears of affecting the probe.

"The scope of the fraud exceeds 500,000 euros. The scheme stretched from Lithuania to a foreign country," Vytautas Kukaitis, prosecutor of the Criminal Prosecution Department at the Prosecutor General's Office, told a news conference.

Started in 2014, the investigation is in connection to package management and exports to foreign countries, fraud, document forgery and abuse of office.

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