The officers of the Central Criminal Police Department detained Murtaz M. at Tbilisi International Airport for illegal purchase, keeping and import of drugs in Georgian in especially large quantities.
During the personal search law enforcers seized 16 pills and two pieces of drug pills, containing 0,1323 gr of buprenorphine. Drug test also revealed that detainee was the consumer of various types of drugs.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of for illegal purchase, keeping and import of drugs in Georgian in especially large quantities, article 260, VI part, sub-paragraph A and articles 262, IV part, sub-paragraph A of the Criminal Code.
The officers of Tbilisi police department along with Vake-Saburtalo police division detained Khatuna B. for premeditated murder.
Investigation established that on December 15 detainee inflicted lethal injury to Paata Kh. (DoB 1974) on the basis of conflict and fled from the place of crime. The victim died at the place of crime. Khatuna B. was detained by the law enforcers several minutes later. The weapon of murder was seized as evidence. Investigation is in progress.
Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs continues his official visit to the United States. Giorgi Mgebrishvili along with members of the delegation visited Cobb county Safety Village of Public Safety Command Staff.
There’s a twinning program between Georgia and the US state of Georgia covering military, healthcare and education spheres.
Public Safety village is aimed for pupils. Village is arranged on the police base and serves to raise awareness among pupils and adolescents in emergency management issues. At the safety village pupils are taught practical habits to prevent and manage emergency situations.
Within the frames of the official visit Giorgi Mgebrishvii conducted patrolling activities on Atlanta state highways along with the local policemen. “For me the main condition for prevention of road accidents is the awareness raising. We assume that law-abiding citizens should be brought up from the very childhood in kinder gardens and school age. US police has a rich experience in traffic movement administration, crime fighting and in the field of emergency situations management. I wish Georgian police to be constantly involved in the process of education to implement novelties for making our work even more effective. Therefore, the most important thing is to share experience from our American counterparts. You may know about our close cooperation with the US state of Georgia. Within the frames of this friendship and cooperation a series of interesting projects have been implemented and this fruitful cooperation will continue in the future”-state Minister Mgebrishvili.
Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs and law enforcement agencies of state Georgia have a long-term friendship and cooperation. Throughout years a number of visits and exchange programs were implemented namely in the field of: criminology, forensic sphere, professional development, road safety program, patrolling, management, special arms utilization, public-oriented police and etc.
US local media expressed interest towards the visit of the Minister of Internal Affairs and received information personally from the Minister on the details of the visit. During the interview Minister made special emphasis on the successful cooperation between the US and Georgian law enforcing agencies.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia held a meeting with the Ambassador of Hungary in Georgia. The Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Giorgi Mghebrishvili held a meeting with the Ambassador of Hungary Mr. Sendor Szabe. The Minister has informed Mr. Szabe about accomplished and on-going reforms at the Ministry. Within the meeting, the parties have also underlined progress achieved by the Ministry during the implementation of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan. The sides have also discussed the existing and future cooperation between Georgia and Hungary in law enforcement. In this regard, Mr. Mghebrishvili has underlined the importance of cooperation and sharing of experience with Hungary and expressed hope that this partnership will further enhance the cooperation between Georgia and Hungary.
Upon the initiative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, annual Conference of Police and Security Attaches accredited in Georgia was held at the Hotel “Radisson Blue Iveria”. The conference was opened by the welcoming speech of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Mghebrishvili who thanked attaches for effective and fruitful cooperation.
Griogi Mgebrishvili noted that 60% of the commitments defined by Visa Liberalization Action Plan fell within the competence of the Ministry of Internal Affairs which was successfully accomplished by the Ministry and positively assessed by the experts. According to the Minister this conference will be one of the most successful actions within the context of fulfilling visa liberalization action plan obligations which provides for the development and strengthening of international cooperation in the field of law enforcement.
Issues related to combating organized crime and international law enforcement cooperation were discussed at the conference. Participants of the conference discussed threats and challenges faced nowadays by the international society.
The representatives of the Ministry delivered information in the form of presentations on reforms implemented within the system of the Ministry and on future plans of development.
From the Georgian side the conference was attended by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Giorgi Mgebrishvili, the head of MIA Central Criminal Police Department Ivane Papiashvili, head of MIA International Relations Department Shalva Kvinikhidze and other officials of the Ministry.
Police and security attaches of the following partner countries participated in the conference: USA (representatives of FBI and DEA, regional security officer), Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus Belgium, Turkey, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Greece, France, Armenia and Ukraine. The representative of the European Police Office (Europol) participated in the conference as well.
Within the frames of the conference, bilateral meetings were held between police and security attaches accredited in Georgia and the heads and the officials of respective sub-units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrisviili held meeting with Zaza Khatiashvili, international secretary of the Georgian Bar Association Davit Asatiani and lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze. At the meeting sides discussed the incident that took place on November 8 at Vake-Saburtalo police unit. Giorgi Mgebrishvili told lawyers that he closely follows the ongoing investigation at the prosecutor’s office. In case of revealing any misconduct from the side of the policemen, Ministry of Internal Affairs will take quick and adequate measures.
At the end of the meeting Minister of Internal Affairs and chairman of the Georgian Bar Association have also agreed on the enhancing the cooperation for the future.
Base on the law on “Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons" Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs exposed foreign citizens: citizen of Uzbekistan L.A. (DoB 1992) citizen of Afganistan M.Q. (DoB 1988) and citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Ch.T/ (DoB 1984) who’s stay in the country was without any legal basi
Upon the decision of the Migration Department, citizens of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan have left Georgia.
Citizen of the federal Republic of Nigeria Ch. T. was given 20 days to leave the country voluntarily by the Migration Department however Ch. T. did not apply for this right, based on which Migration Department executed the forced expulsion against the mentioned person. Ch. T. is prohibited from entering in Georgia for 3 years.
The officers of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Regional Division of the Central Criminal Police Department detained previously convicted Zaza G. (DoB 1982) in Tsaishi village for illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities.
During the personal search of the detainee law enforcers seized 7 packages of the drug substance weighting 3,49002gr. According to expertise the substance contains heroin. Detainee has already pleaded guilty.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities.
Rector of the MIA academy of Georgia Nukri Gelashvili and Rector of police Academy of Belarus Vladimer Balicha have signed memorandum of understanding. The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Shalva Khutsishvili and his Belarusian colleague Aleksandre Kubrusev.
The memorandum is aimed at personnel training and boosting of the qualification and enhancement of the partner relations between the two countries. The memorandum also envisages for the MIA units, comprehensive training and participation in seminars. Within the frames of the memorandum sides will conduct the joint researches on the existing challenges of the common interest. Parties will also exchange educational and methodological materials as well as publications.
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus has handed over medal to the Rector of MIA Academy Nukri Gelashvili on behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus.
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Archil Talakvadze along with United States Charge d’Affaires Nicholas Berliner attended the opening of the training “Developing Women’s Leadership” at “Radisson Blu Iveria” hotel which is organized by Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Deputy Minister addressed the gathered guests with a speech.
Program which will be held on 26-30 October involves 15 female police officers from several regional units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The course aims to provide participants with team work and to develop decision making, communication, teaching and leadership skills.