13 July 2020,   06:02
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Nine citizens of Turkey have been detained in Batumi - the State Security Service

As a result of joint operative-investigative activities carried out by the State Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, citizens of Turkey have been detained in Batumi.


As a result of operative-searching activities, it had been planned to carry out simultaneous activities on two addresses in order to reveal and arrest citizens of the Republic of Turkey illegally residing in Georgia.


9 citizens of the Republic of Turkey have been detained, who are not detected in terms of crossing of the state border of Georgia and are illegally residing in Georgia: 4 fire-arms have been seized as a result of search conducted in the apartments.


Counterintelligence Department of the State Security Service carries out an investigation into the case according to the article 344, paragraph 1 and article 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia which envisage illegal crossing of the state border of Georgia and illegal purchase, storage, carrying, manufacturing, transportation, forwarding or sale of firearms, ammunition, explosives or explosive devices.

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