Batumi port customs officers seized more than 200 kg of heroin
Georgian customs officers seized 213 kg of heroin, which was hidden at the bottom of the trailer car in the port of Batumi in Adjara, the Interior Ministry of the country informed on Monday, Daily World News reports.
The Ministry noted that a criminal case is conducted in the first part of article 262 (Illegal import to Georgia, export from Georgia or international transit of narcotic drugs”. The crime is punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term from six to nine years.
TV company “Rustavi 2″, referring to the Service of income of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia reported that the drugs were seized in a truck traveling from Iran to the Netherlands through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine.