27 May 2024,   11:36
5 people were arrested for selling psychotropic drugs without a prescription in Adjara

As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities carried out by the representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, pharmacy operating in violation of law was exposed in the Adjara region, which in violation of the relevant license and/or license conditions was selling psychotropic and special medicines of various names subject to control without prescription.

Investigation determined, that to cover up illegal activities, pharmacy was operated under the names of three different legal entities, all of which were actually managed by the same persons.

In the process of investigation, three legal entities were brought to the criminal liability on the fact of illegal entrepreneurial activity and criminal prosecution was carried out against six individuals on the fact of illegal entrepreneurial activity and legalization of illegal income, from which five persons were detained.

It was determined, that the managers of the pharmacy received approximately GEL 1 million illegal income from their illegal entrepreneurial activities. Subsequently, they transferred money to various bank accounts to legalize it.

As a result of investigative activities, large quantity of psychotropic medicines, along with two expensive cars owned by the accused persons were seized.

The investigation is underway under Articles 192 and 194 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 9 to 12 years.