20 March 2023,   16:14
Two persons detained in Samegrelo on the fact of manufacturing and selling forged official documents

As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, detained two persons in Samegrelo Region, on the fact of manufacturing and selling forged official documents.

Investigation determined that one of the accused person, who owned the office of tourist services, through a person who was a complicit in a crime, was manufacturing and selling forged foreign Identification Cards, to interested persons in exchange of certain amount of money.

The accused persons were exposed while selling forged foreign ID cards to one of the citizens in exchange for EUR 800.

As a result of investigative activities, electronic versions of forged passports of dozens of foreign citizens, along with Georgian driver"s licenses were found.

The investigation is underway under the second part of Article 362 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 3 to 6 years.

Relevant Investigative activities are being continued to identify and expose other persons involved in crime.