The officers of Chkhorotskhu police division of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Regional Main Division as a result of the investigative activities held on the basis of operative information exposed Grigol L. (DoB 1967) on the fact of illegal fishing.
During the personal search of the detainee law enforcers seized 5 handmade explosive devices, 10kg of fish, various fishing nets and eye glasses used in water. Grigol L. has already pleaded guilty.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of mass destruction of fish, article 300, III part of the Criminal Code which envisages up to 3 years of imprisonment.
One young man detained in Adjara region for the armed assault.
Investigation established that on August 5 detainee broke into “Liberty Bank” branch located in Batumi; he was wearing mask and was armed with automatic weapon. He demanded cash from bank employees. However he failed to appropriate cash and left the crime scene.
As a result of the investigative and searching activities law enforcers seized Giorgi T. in Batumi several days after the armed assault took place. Police also seized mask and the automatic weapon as evidence. Giorgi T. has already pleaded guilty.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of armed assault, article 179, II part, sub-paragaraph A of the Criminal Code.
Armenian citizen Frunzik A. was detained during customs procedures for violating rules of bringing firearms on the territory of Georgia the mentioned person was detained on the operational area of the Border police VI division.
Detainee attempted to bring “Valter” firearm and 10 bullets through Sadakhlo border checkpoint. Law enforcers seized the firearm and bullets from the vehicle of the detainee. He has already pleaded guilty.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of bringing firearms on the territory of Georgia, article 214, IV part of the Criminal Code that envisages from 5 to 8 years of imprisonment.
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.)