18 January 2022,   21:19
Ministry of Internal Affairs detained two persons for swindle

The officers of the Main Division for the Fight against Trafficking and Illegal Migration, as a result of operative and investigative activities detained two citizens – V.M. (DoB 1985) and S.Ch. (DoB 1985) on the basis of the court decision. The mentioned persons were detained in Tbilisi for issuing US visa in exchange for money in large amounts by swindling.

Committed crime envisages from 6 to 9 years of imprisonment.

Investigation established that detainees, with an intent to receive money in large amounts, assured one of the Georgian citizens that would provide assistance in receiving US visa and in exchange for the proposed service, demanded 17 000 USD, part of which- 8500 USD was paid in advance and transacted on their account while the rest of the sum was supposed to be paid gradually.

Investigation is in progress on the fact of swindle, article 180, III part, sub-paragraph “B” of the Criminal Code of Georgia.