Number of people targeted by criminal intelligence in Lithuania down by 10 pct in 2017

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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.

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