According to BNS, obtained from diplomatic sources, arrested in Belarus, the company commander of the municipal Mounted Police Commissariat of Vilnius main Laimonas Bankauskas denies the charges against him suspicion of drug smuggling.
Lithuanian Consul General in Grodno Rimantas Latakas evening of August 18, met with detainees in Belarus, the company commander of the municipal Mounted Police Commissariat of Vilnius main Laimonas Bankauskas, this information was confirmed by the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.
According to BNS, obtained from diplomatic sources, has denied the charges against him Bankauskas suspicion of drug smuggling.
"We will closely monitor the process, we will work to ensure the rights of the detainee, we are ready to provide all possible consular assistance" — BNS said Foreign Ministry spokesman Rolandas Kačinskas, however, he did not talk in more detail about the meeting with Latakas Bankauskasom.
According Kačinskas, having regard to the service of the detainee, the diplomats are asked to create the appropriate conditions for him at his place of detention.
Latakas TV shows on the air LTV "Panorama" said Bankauskas feels guilty. "The person feels guilty. According to him, drugs or that there he slipped, there was a bag on He said. A man stands firm on his own, says he was framed, "- said the diplomat.
After Latakas Bankauskas handed the letter to his family.
As reported by Belarusian official sources, the arrested Monday afternoon Lithuanian police Belarusian border guards found 45.5 grams of amphetamine.
According to the representative Oshmiany Customs Vladimir Danilevich, Bankauskas trying to take drugs into Belarus.
According to preliminary data, Bankauskasu brought suspicion on article 228 of the Criminal Code — the smuggling of drugs. For this he was threatened with imprisonment for a term of 3 to 7 years.