Lithuania's government intends to attach the Financial Crime Investigation Service to the State Tax Inspectorate, says Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas.
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In his words, the merger time-frames will be defined in a special program to be drafted in the first half of 2017.

"We are now drafting a program for institutions ensuring public security, which will include the police and all other statutory organizations within the competences of the Interior Ministry. It will envisage the time of attaching the Financial Crime Investigation Service to the tax inspectorate," Misiūnas told BNS on Friday.

In the minister's words, the merger is expected to boost efficiency and cut costs.

FCIS director Kęstutis Jucevičius told BNS he would support connecting the Financial Crime Investigation Service to the Customs Criminal Service rather than to the State Tax Inspectorate.

FCIS was set up in 2002 after restructuring of the Tax Police Department under the Interior Ministry. The issue of its subordination and restructuring was discussed by a few earlier governments, however, no decisions were taken.

The service currently has staff of 347 people, including 189 statutory officers, 111 public servants and 47 persons employed under labor contracts.

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