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Police Detains Drug Dealers

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Wednesday, May 9
The Georgian Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday that they have detained seven narco traffickers who possessed and sold drugs in especially large quantities.

The ministry stated that one of them is a Turkish citizen who has been pursued by Georgian law enforcers for three months.

Other detainees are Georgians, only one with dual, Georgian-French citizenship.

If convicted, the individuals will be sent to prison for 8-20 years for the possession and sale of especially large amount of drugs. The charge also envisages a life sentence.

The next day the ministry held a special press briefing again, stating that after a two-month investigation, police detained two persons for drug trafficking.

A 26-year-old woman and 23-year-old man have been charged with distribution of narcotics online.

“Online drug trafficking remains the most difficult challenge, the Deputy Interior Minister Natia Mezvrishvili stated at today’s briefing.

"The police secretly observed the routes of the accused and studied their tactics, as well as finances. Several test purchases were also made,” Mezvrishvili said .

"After ordering the wanted amount and type of drugs, clients receive confirmation with a bank account number and amount of money. As soon as the offenders receive the money, the clients receive a photo of the purchased drugs including the address and the exact place of it,” she added.

Mezvrishvili stated that the places where the offenders would hide the drugs for their clients included entrances of residential buildings and public places in different districts of Tbilisi.

The Interior Ministry stated that over the course of past four months they have seized:

Up to 8 kg of heroin;

more than 1 kg of cocaine;

up to 318 gr new psychoactive and psychotropic drug;

psychoactive drugs with Buprenorphine- 3,456 pills;

1,5 kg synthetic drug MDMA;

650 gr of different psychoactive drugs.