Changes are held in the personnel of Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has undergone personnel changes. Director of the Patrol Police Department Davit Tsinaridze and his deputy Giorgi Tchanturia as well as the head of Tbilisi Main Division Shalva Bareladze are currently in the HR reserve and will be appointed on different positions within the Ministry while their replacements will be named in a short period of time.
The officers of the Central Criminal Police Department as a result of operative-investigative activities detained member of the organized group Namik P. 9DoB 1995 in Ponitchala for illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities.
Law enforcers requested the driver of “Toyota” vehicle to stop. The legal request of police was ignored by the driver he offered resistance and deliberately smashed into police vehicle; he also inflicted body injuries to two police officers with a cold steel and managed to flee from the place of crime. At this moment operative activities are being held in order to detain person accused of wounding police officers. Second person from “Toyota” vehicle –Namik P. also offered resistance to police however he was detained by the law enforcers. During the personal and searching activities held in the vehicle law enforcers seized 26 packages of drug substance which is undergoing chemical examination.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities and resistance to the police officer, article 260, I part and article 353, I part of the Criminal Code.
Due to high public interest, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia publishes the video depicting the incident which took place on Borjomi-Tbilisi highway. The video is captured by strap camera of Patrol Police and video register of Patrol vehicle. The video clearly shows how MP Karbelashvili and his accompanying person inflicts verbal and physical assault to the members of the patrol crew, as well as they prevent police from fulfilling its official duties.
The statemnets made by Giorgi Karbelashvili as if he was stopped by six patrol police crews and taken to unknown direction, as well as he was inflicted physical assault, made him lose consciousness and torn his T-shirt is proved to be false.
At Borjomi-Tbilisi highway officers of the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs stopped “Toyota” made vehicle for violating rules of traffic movement. The vehicle was operated by member of the Georgian Parliament Giorgi Karbelashvili, who inflicted verbal and physical assault to the members of the patrol crew when officers requested to conduct standard procedures such as test on the alcohol and verification of the documentation. As a result, Giorgi Karbelashvili and his accompanying person- E.B. were transferred to the nearest police station located in Osiauri. Later, test results revealed that MP Giorgi Karbelashvili was driving the vehicle under the influence of the alcohol. It is also notable that his accompanying person was also drunk. After having conducted test on the presence of the alcohol, Giorgi Karbelashvili left the police building, while E.B. remains under arrest. Investigation is in progress on the fact of Resistance, threat or violence against protector of public order or other government representative, article 353, II part of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
The Fifteenth Meeting of the State Commission Supporting Suppression of Distributing New Psychoactive Substances was held at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. The State Commission is composed of representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs and Ministry of Finance of Georgia. At the Meeting the agencies, within the scope of their competences, presented information on situation related to illicit traffic in new psychoactive substances existing in the country. According to the Ministry of Finance data, no case of smuggling NPS through the border was detected in July; this was the case in previous month as well.
Since the entry into force of the Law of Georgia “On New Psychoactive Substances”, State Commission conducts meetings systematically, on monthly basis, and carries out permanent monitoring over the implementation of respective legislation and over the challenges related to new psychoactive substances in Georgia.
At the Meeting representatives from respective agencies positively assessed the implementation process of the legislation. Moreover, effectiveness of the state measures carried out in the drug policy and the active work of the law enforcement in revealing and conducting NPS seizures within the framework of the fight against illicit traffic in drugs, were further highlighted at the Meeting.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Giorgi Mghebrishvili held meeting with the heads of regional main divisions. During the working meeting Minster listened to the reports on the current situation throughout the regions. Giorgi Mghebrishvili gave directives to heads of regional main divisions and discussed priorities.
“Today, I held a meeting with heads of regional police and discussed current issues. They received particular directives. On this stage I can state, that every family, every citizen, every guest of our country will be secured. It’s inevitable, that fight against criminal will continue, this fight will be uncompromising and each policemen will face absolute support”, - stated the Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mghebrishvili.
The officers of Kakheti regional Main Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs as a result of searching and investigative activities detained Kakha J. (DoB 1978) for illicit purchase and keeping of firearms and ammunition in village Arthana, Telavi region.
Investigation established, that Kakha J. made several shots at his garden from automatic weapon under the influence of alcohol. There were no casualties as a result of firing.
As a result of personal and house searching activities, law enforcers seized, “A-KA-74 model Kalashnikov automatic weapon and 12 cartridge-cases. The detainee has already pleaded guilty.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of illicit purchase and keeping of firearms and ammunition. (Article 236, part I of the Criminal Code of Georgia.)
According to the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, citizen of Armenia was detained on Georgian border of Sadakhlo. The detainee tried to bring Amphetamine in large quantities to Georgia. He was hiding the drugs in tank of his car „TOYOTA LAND CRUISER". Representative of Georgian MIA seized more than 57 KG of Amphetamine from the car.
The citizen of Armenia is detained. Investigation is in process.
An escaped zoo tiger was shot dead in central Tbilisi Wednesday after killing a man working on flood relief efforts, a Georgian Interior Ministry spokeswoman said.
The dramatic deaths — of a man and a predator — shocked residents of Georgia three days after flooding destroyed Tbilisi’s zoo and killed 12 people. Yesterday officials said that all the animals at the zoo were accounted for, hundreds of volunteers started the cleanup work on Heroes Square, Zoo and Mziuri Park territory.
Camouflaged special forces officers swarmed the area near the zoo today in a search for the at-large tiger before it was shot hours after killing the cleanup worker near Laguna swimming pool.
“The tiger is liquidated,” Interior Ministry spokeswoman Nino Giorgobiani said.
Georgian authorities had said Tuesday that the animals were accounted for. But there was finger-pointing Wednesday about why they had declared the all-clear. Zoo officials said on social media that they had told the government Tuesday that several animals remained at large.
Witnesses said that the tiger attacked a worker at a disused warehouse near the Tbilisi Zoo. The man was with several other people, who escaped called emergency and police. Before they came, people tried to frighten the tiger with stones from the window. The emergency workers and police could not do anything until the Special Forces arrived.
At last, the tiger was shot and wounded worker transferred to the hospital. Unfortunately doctors could not save the man's life.
According to official information one more animal from the Zoo is not found it is little Hyena.
The officers of Counter Intelligence Center as a result of investigative and operative activities detained resident of Jokolo village Aiup Borchashvili (DoB 1979) near to Gombori village, whereas Giorgi K. (DoB 1993) Giorgi Kh. (DoB 1996) and Davit P. (DoB 1991) were detained in Tbilisi for assistance in joining the terrorist organization of a foreign state through recruitment and assistance in terrorist actions.
Investigation established that Aiup Borchashvili is the representative of terrorist organization- “Islamic State” to Georgia, operating on Syria-Iraq territory. He recruited citizens for joining terrorist organization and provided transportation to Syria for further involving recruits in the military actions.
Investigation also found out that Aiup Borchashvili with the assistance of his accomplices recruited under aged Pankisi residents –Muslim Kushtanashvili and Ramzan Baghakashvili trough the groups existing in the social network, various web sites and religious literature. On April 2, 2015 the mentioned persons left Georgia for Istanbul, Turkey, through Tbilisi International Airport. In Turkey they were met by Aiup Borchashvili’s accomplices and with their held Muslim Kushtanashvili and Ramzan Baghakashvili joined the troops of the “Islamic State”.
It was also ascertained that Aiup Borchashvili and his accomplices had an ideological influence over certain Georgian citizens, who became followers of “Wahhabism”. Law enforcers detained Giorgi K. in Tbilisi who had purchased airline ticket to the direction of Turkey and was getting prepared to cross Syrian border with the assistance and organization of Borchashvili.
Counter Intelligence officers detained Giorgi Kh. And Davit P. at Tbilisi International Airport during passport control procedures. The mentioned persons headed to the direction of Turkey; the visit was also organized by Borchashvili. The mentioned persons planned to get involved in the military actions in Syria and join “Islamic State” troops. Investigation is in progress under the article 327 (1) and 328 article envisaged by the Criminal Code of Georgia.