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Georgia: Police detain 3 people, seize illegal firearms and ammunition in regions

Georgia: Officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as a result of operative-investigative measures and investigative actions, recently seized illegal firearms, as well as illegal ammunition in Samegrelo, Svaneti, Shida Kartli and Imereti, arrested 3 people and exposed 2.

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Georgia: Officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as a result of operative-investigative measures and investigative actions, recently seized illegal firearms, as well as illegal ammunition in Samegrelo, Svaneti, Shida Kartli and Imereti, arrested 3 people and exposed 2.

The officers of the Mestia District Division of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Police Department detained D.Ch., born in 1981. He was arrested in one of the villages of Mestia Municipality on charges of illegal purchase and storage of firearms. Law enforcement officers, during a search of his home, seized automatic firearms and ammunition as evidence.

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The officers of the Martvili District Division of the same department arrested V.Ch., born in 1987. In Martvili, he was arrested on charges of illegal carrying of firearms and ammunition. Police seized a pistol and 38 cartridges as evidence from the vehicle in which the accused was travelling.

The officers of the Kaspi District Division of Shida Kartli Police Department detained R.E., born in 1954. And I.G., born in 1967, were exposed at various times for illegal purchase and storage of firearms and ammunition. During a search of R.E.’s house in Kaspi Municipality, law enforcement officers seized: 2 rifles, 152 cartridges and 4 explosive detonators as evidence, while Makarov pistols and cartridges were seized as evidence from I.G.

Officers of the Detectives Division of the Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Police Department arrested M.Kh., born in 1998. In Kutaisi, he was arrested on charges of illegal purchase and storage of firearms.



Police seized a gas pistol, a pistol and a cartridge as evidence as a result of a search of a gas station owned by the accused.

The offences carry a maximum sentence of 3 to 7 years in prison.

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The facts of illegal purchase, storage and carrying of firearms and ammunition are being investigated under the 3rd and 4th parts of Article 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.

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