As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, representatives of Adjara and Guria Division of Investigation Department of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, on the basis of court ruling, detained one person on the fact of manufacturing and using forged tax documents, illegal entrepreneurial activity and legalization of illegal income, which was accompanied by receiving particularly large amount of income.
Investigation determined that accused person, from November 2020 to April 20, 2021, in the riverbed of the river Chorokhi-Adjaristskali, illegally, without a license, extracted 95 228.10 cubic meters of fossils (sand-gravel). In order to give legal status to the mentioned illegal property, manufactured forged waybills, as if he had bought sand-gravel from various companies, at different places. Thus disguised the origin and true nature of illegally acquired fossils.
Investigation also determined, that the amount of damage caused to the state as a result of illegal extraction of fossils exceeds GEL 95 000.
Investigation is underway under the first part of Article 192, first part of Article 210, and third part, paragraph “g” of Article 194 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisage imprisonment from 9 to 12 years.