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Photo released by Georgian Interior Ministry. (Police.ge.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Interior Ministry in Georgia has discovered an underground cache in the Samegrelo region, which borders with breakaway Abkhazia.

The cache contained ammunition, explosives and explosive devices, grenades, automatic rifles and other weapons.

Ministry spokesperson Nino Giorgobiani said at a briefing on Monday that the investigation has revealed a hidden cache, where there also was kept a large amount of drugs, psychotropic substances including heroin and cocaine.

“During the search operation there were also discovered photographs and archive of personal information about people, who had opposite views than the previous government and it was planned to detain them by falsified accusations in case the National Movement would win the parliamentary election of 2012,” she said.

Giorgobiani noted that among the discovered items are some handwritten documents, which will make it easier to sooner identify the perpetrators and detain them.

“In the cache there was also discovered video footage, which reflects severe torture and sexual violence, beating and humiliating actions.”

The investigation is not finished, she said, but no has so far been detained in the case.

Gigi Tsereteli, from the National Movement party says he thinks the information release by the ministry is aimed at ‘covering over current events in Georgia’.

“We don’t see the fulfillment of economic development and other promises. It is easier now to cover over dissatisfaction by this,” he said at a press conference on Monday, adding that he cannot make a serious comment about the discovery of the weapons cache.

Tengiz Gunava, president’s trustee in Samegrelo Zemo Svaneti region, said people will never believe this lie and that this is an attempt to detract from current failures, that there are no results in the search for who posted a video threat alleging to be made by the Taliban, which was posted on Youtube last week.