narco transit through Georgia

Large cocaine bust indicates new drugs transit route: Interior Ministry

By | August 19th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

( TBILISI, DFWatch–Police Wednesday seized more than 5kg of cocaine at Tbilisi airport and detained four people. The large drugs bust indicates a new transit route, the Ministry of Internal Affairs says. The detainees are two citizens of Brazil born in 1979 […]

57 kg of amphetamine found in car

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

( TBILISI, DFWatch–The Interior Ministry in Georgia seized more than 57 kg of amphetamine on Tuesday. The drugs were found in the car of a man who attempted to cross the border with Armenia at Sadakhlo. As the police checked the Toyota Land Cruiser, […]

Georgia police seize 7 kilos of cocaine at Sarpi

By | July 21st, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Interior Ministry on Tuesday seized more than seven kilograms of cocaine. According to the ministry, a 25 year old Lebanese man attempted to leave Georgia with the cocaine but was arrested at the checkpoint in Sarpi, at the border […]

Home-made drug use reduced by 90% in Georgia

By | March 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The use of home-made drugs and import of new psychotropic substances has decreased by over 90 percent since 2013, according to the latest annual report by the US State Department. The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 2015 […]

Azerbaijan fires four customs guards after record heroin seizure

By | August 30th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Four employees of Azerbaijan’s customs service have been fired following the seizure in Georgia of 2.8 tons of liquid heroin in July. According to the Azerbaijani newspaper Eni Musavat, the four fired employees were working at the custom’s check-point […]

Georgia seizes record 2.8 tons of heroin hidden in trailer

By | July 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

The heroin was found in a trailer truck, hidden inside 93 barrels, each containing 30 kg of liquid heroin. (The trailer in this photo is unrelated to the case.) (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia Friday seized 2.8 tons of liquid heroin hidden in a trailer truck destined for Turkey, in a joint operation between the Interior Ministry and Finance Ministry. The amount of the seized heroin is unprecedented and surpasses a 2.1 ton find last […]

Georgia strengthening control with transit trucks

By | July 20th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

A trailer passing the border from Georgia to Azerbaijan. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia is strengthening its control of transit trucks. Levan Izoria, Deputy Interior Minister, told DF Watch that the ministry made this decision after the number of car accidents increased and the number of casualties in accidents has also […]

Georgia liberalizes its policy towards drug addiction

By | March 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The government in the former Soviet republic of Georgia is liberalizing its policy on drug addiction. According to authorities, drug addiction will no longer be considered a crime. Drug abuse will still be punished with fines, but the money from such […]