Throughout 2020: 71 Drugdealers Arrested, 89 kg of Heroin Seized

For the past three months, the  Central Criminal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had been working to expose the criminal schemes of drug dealers. Nine drug dealers have recently been detained in Ponitchala, according to the MIA report.

“On the basis of the court decision, the following persons were detained: A.Kh. (DoB 1981), E.K. (DoB 1992), M.M. (DoB 1987), L.V. (DoB 1985), I.I. (DoB 1986), L.G. (DoB 1988), N.A. (DoB 1994), N.P. (DoB 1998) and L.K. (DoB 1973). Detainees are accused of illegal purchase, keeping, and selling drugs in especially large quantities.

The crime envisages from 8 to 20 years, or life imprisonment.

The investigation established that detainees sold drugs on a regular basis.

On the basis of the relevant court warrant, law enforcers covertly videotaped the process of several heroin sales.

As a result of the personal search and search activities held in the detainees’ places of residence, police seized heroin and methadone ready for use, as well as cash and mobile phones as evidence. The investigation is in progress on the fact of illegal purchase, keeping, and selling drugs in especially large quantities committed by the group with a previous consent, crime envisaged under article 260 of the Criminal Code of Georgia," reads the MIA statement.

The ministry also announced the year's sum-up report.

"... throughout 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs detained 71 drug dealers, exposed a drug transit scheme and seized 40 kg. of heroin. 16 persons have been charged for online drug dealing, 13 online stores selling drugs were closed; a drug lab manufacturing psychoactive substances was exposed; from the illegal circulation of drugs, the following substances were removed: 89 kg. of heroin, 1 kg. of cocaine, 7000 pills of subutex and suboxone, 6 kg. and 500 gr. of new psychoactive substances”, the MIA claims.

By Nini Dakhundaridze

30 December 2020 15:19