Published in Justice
Wednesday, 21 September 2022 09:20

The Ministry of Internal Affairs arrested one person, G.N. (DoB 1985) for attacking one of the branches of "Bank of Georgia” in Kutaisi as well as for committing a terrorist act, taking hostages for terrorism purposes, and illegal purchase, storage, and carrying of ammunition.

As a result of operational-investigative activities it was established that an armed person broke into the branch of "Bank of Georgia" located on Shota Rustaveli Avenue in Kutaisi and took 14 people as hostages to get a large amount of cash as ransom.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs gradually released all hostages, which was followed by detention of the attacker on the spot as a suspect. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

The case is being investigated under Articles 236, 323 and 329 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.



Published in Justice
Thursday, 18 August 2022 15:11

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Georgia, Kelly C. Degnan, visited Mtskheta-Mtianeti Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. The Director of Mtskheta-Mtianeti Police Department, Davit Tamazashvili, together with the deputy directors hosted the U.S. Ambassador.

Within the framework of the introductory meeting, Davit Tamazashvili provided guests with the detailed information about the activities of the department. The parties discussed issues related to existing challenges in the sphere of fight against crime and capacity building of Mtskheta-Mtianeti Police Department.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America expressed her gratitude to the director of Mtskheta-Mtianeti Police Department for the close cooperation and expressed readiness for future collaboration.
The representatives of the Regional Security Office of the U.S. Embassy to Georgia also attended the meeting.


Published in military
Thursday, 14 July 2022 14:46

The Chairman of the Parliament, Mr. Shalva Papuashvili, with the members of the Parliament visited Georgian Border Police’s Border Sector ,,Sameba” (Akhaltsikhe Division).
Head of the Georgian Border Police, General-Major Nikoloz Sharadze and Deputy Head of Border Police, Colonel Gocha Janjgava hosted the Guests.
During the meeting General-Major Nikoloz Sharadze discussed the priorities, activities and ongoing projects of the Georgian Border Police and introduced the local border infrastructure to the delegation.
The Governor of Samtskhe – Javakheti and the representatives of the local government were attended the meeting as well.



The collapse of the residential building located on 26 May Street in Batumi

Published in Justice
Friday, 08 October 2021 13:46

As soon as the notification on the collapse of the residential building located on 26 May Street in Batumi was received at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, rescue and police forces were mobilized at the site, as well as ambulance crews.

According to initial reports, the entrance of the residential building collapsed. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters evacuated the population from the neighboring flats of the collapsed residential building, as well as from vehicles caught in the debris.

At the moment, the area is being cleared of rubble and active search and rescue operations are underway. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched an investigation on the fact of building collapse; the information regarding the number of injured persons is being clarified at the moment.

Along with firefighters, special equipment has already been mobilized at the site, including aerial ladder fire truck. In addition, the staff of the Special Tasks Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Forensic-Criminalistics Department have also been mobilized. The additional live force is being deployed from the neighboring regions of Adjara as well.

The territory adjacent to the accident is condoned off due to security measures. The Ministry of Internal Affairs calls on the citizens, as well as the representatives of all media sources on the ground, to follow the instructions of the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and to observe the safety norms.

Georgian Police Storm UNM Office, Detain Opposition Party Leader Nikanor Melia

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 11:17

Georgian Police detained Nika Melia, the largest opposition party leader, in the early morning of February 23 during a special operation at the United National Movement headquarters.

Law enforcers stormed the office building where Melia, fellow opposition leaders and supporters have been gathered following the Court’s February 17 order for pretrial detention.

Varying media reports said police used either tear gas or pepper spray when entering Melia’s cabinet by force, as live footage showed opposition supporters coughing.

“This is the end of this government. We are firm and united in our faith,” Melia asserted in the moments ahead of his detention. The opposition leader called PM Garibashvili and Georgian Dream founder Bidzina Ivanishvili “traitors,” adding that “no Georgian should be tried in court” for protesting a Russian MP's presence in the country's legislature.

The Interior Ministry said it used  “proportional force and special means” during the operation, arguing opposition supporters “resisted” law enforcers despite “numerous warnings.” Law enforcers also detained 21 persons, including UNM member Giorgi Baramidze,  under Article 173 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, involving disobedience of police orders.


Published in Justice
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 17:37

As a result of the international police cooperation coordinated by Europol, an unprecedented international police operation - 2BaGoldMule was held. The operation involved law enforcement agencies from 16 states, as a result of which 20 members of the criminal network QQAAZZ were arrested, for attempting to launder tens of millions of EUs under the orders of the world's leading cybercriminals.
The operation was preceded by a complex investigation held by the police of Portugal, the United States and Spain, as well as the law enforcement agencies of the United Kingdom, Georgia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Australia, Sweden, Austria and Belgium under the coordination of Europol.
The Center for International Cooperation in the Law Enforcement Sphere and Cybercrime Division under the Main Division for Combating Organized Crime of the Central Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were actively involved in the course of the mentioned investigation.
It was established that QQAAZZ network, whose members were from Latvia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania and Belgium, had opened hundreds of corporate and personal bank accounts around the world, where money illegally appropriated from the accounts of victims was transferred by cybercriminals. The mentioned funds were then transferred to QQAAZZ-controlled accounts and often converted into cryptocurrencies.
International police cooperation is one of the priority directions for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and actively continues to provide operational support to Europol, Interpol and various countries within the frames of the existing bilateral cooperation agreements.



Military Police Specialists` Training Course Opened

Published in military
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:54

Military Police Specialists` Training Course has opened today. 25 military servicemen will be given the trainings in Joint Army Centre in Krtsanisi for 5 weeks.

The training consists of 3 modules. The 1st module –“Keeping and Using Armament” will provide the participants with a good opportunity to adopt the rules and methods of using weapons at the theoretical and practical levels.

During the 2nd Module-“Tactical Preparation of Military Police”, the course participants will develop Military Police tactic and will familiarize with convoy, security operations and the rules of behavior with captives.

The 3rd Module-“Legal Regulations” will be dedicated to legal and administrative information. The military servicemen will deepen their knowledge in legal issues they will need while performing the service duties.

The training course led y the Military Police Course instructors will finish on July 14.


Published in Politics
Monday, 09 January 2017 12:33

Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili opened new building of VI police station of Vake-Saburtalo police division, under Tbilisi Police Department.

“Ministry of Internal Affairs starts the new year with novelties. We will continue infrastructure development projects this year. Today we’ve opened new police building in Dighomi village. Once again I wasn’t to wish to all policemen happy New Year and Christmas and to fulfill their duties with success. I believe that the new building will be the additional motivation for the policemen to fulfill their duties effectively”-stated Minister Mgebrishvili.

Old building of VI police station of Vake-Saburtalo police division, under Tbilisi Police Department did not comply with contemporary international standards; therefore construction of the new building was launched.

New police building is equipped with the latest technic and inventory. Infrastructure is adapted for the disabled persons. In the newly constructed building 22 district police inspectors and detective-investigators will be employed.



Berlin lorry deaths: Police say 'probably terrorist attack'

Published in World
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:02

German police are investigating a "probable terrorist attack" after a man ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48.The driver is an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker, according to security sources cited by DPA news agency.
He reportedly arrived in Germany in February as a refugee. The daily Tagesspiegel said the man was known to the police for minor crimes, but not terror links.
German politicians had avoided branding the bloodshed a terror attack in the hours immediately following, but Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told ARD television, "there are many things pointing to one".
The stricken market is at Breitscheidplatz, close to the Kurfuerstendamm, the main shopping street in Berlin's west. The deadly incident unfolded in the shadow of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, which was damaged in a World War Two bombing raid and preserved as a symbol of peace.
The truck, which was loaded with steel beams, veered into the market at one of its busiest times, crashing through wooden huts and stands packed with tourists and locals. 


Published in Politics
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:23

The officers of Kobuleti police division of Achara police department, based on the operative information detained several times convicted in past, G.T. (DoB 1975). Detainee was driving a vehicle in which police seized firearm. Law enforcers requested G.T. to stop the vehicle for checking, however he ignore legal demand of the policemen and opened fire to their direction and crashed into police vehicle.
During the exchange fire G.T was slightly wounded. He was transferred to the hospital by the law enforcers where he was rendered medical aid. At this moment his life is no longer in danger. Policemen seized Baikal pistol with four bullets from the place of crime as evidence.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of violating public order, resistance committed with violence, illegal purchase, keeping and carrying of firearms and ammunition- article 353 I part, 236 II and III parts envisaged by the criminal Code.

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