aA
The number of people targeted for criminal intelligence collection in Lithuania fell by one-tenth last year compared with 2016, according to statistical figures provided by prosecutors to a parliamentary commission.
Number of people targeted by criminal intelligence in Lithuania down by 10 pct in 2017
© Shutterstock nuotr.

Prosecutors and courts last year authorized the use of surveillance, wiretapping, monitoring of correspondence and other measures envisaged in the Law on Criminal Intelligence against 4,658 individuals, down from 5,150 a year ago, the Seimas Commission for Parliamentary Scrutiny of Criminal Intelligence said on Thursday.

The statistics do not cover warrants issued as part of pre-trial investigations, it noted in a press release.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

New rector of Vilnius University elected

Rimvydas Petrauskas , dean of Vilnius University 's Faculty of History, has been elected its rector...

Lukiskes prison in Vilnius gears up for popular Netflix's series

The 4th season of the Netflix drama Stranger Things will be shot in Vilnius , with preparations...

Lukiškės Prison: bringing the past into the future

The prison complex in Lukiškės has always been a multifunctional space. At the time of its...

Lithuanian actor and director Sabulis dies

Lithuanian theater and movie actor Remigijus Sabulis has died at the age of 65, his colleague...

Gaon and Gimbutiene anniversaries put on UNESCO list

The anniversaries of two people from Lithuania have been put on the UNESCO list of anniversaries for...

Top news

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Number of barred people up as immigration grows

The number of people barred to enter Lithuania rose last year, and the country's State Border Guard...

Some 200 new points of sale of illegal tobacco emerged

204 new points of sale of illegal tobacco emerged in Lithuania, with their number going up by a...

Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas...

No contamination found in Curonian Lagoon fish

Tests have found no contamination in fish from the Curonian Lagoon despite the release of untreated...