Criminal in Caucasus

Murder in Yerevan, suspect is victim’s son-in-law

A murder with the use of firearm was committed in Yerevan this morning. At about 5:20am local time, police and 911 emergency hotline received reports that a man's dead body was found near the apartment entrance of a building, …

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Vano Merabishvili leaves prison

Georgia's former Interior and Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili left prison today after serving almost seven years, stating that he is returning to politics and ‘guarantees’ the end of the current Georgian Dream …

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Arrest made in jewelry store robbery in Tbilisi

One individual has been detained and three others identified for robbing the Redberry jewelry shop in Tbilisi, according to the Georgian Interior Ministry. The detainee has only been identified as Z.S., 36, who has a previous …

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Drug dealer detained in Georgia's Poti

Georgian police officers have detained one individual for drug offences in the Georgian town of Poti, the Georgian Interior Ministry reported. Law enforcers have seized 26 packs of methadone and five packs of cocaine as a …

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Armenia takes on “thieves in law”

A new law makes it illegal to belong to a “criminal subculture” even if no specific crime has been committed. The legislation follows examples set in Georgia and Russia.

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Shooting in Yerevan: now at courthouse - media

Shooting has been recorded at the courthouse in Yerevan, according to shamshyan.com. The incident occurred on January 21, but was made public only today. Judge Tatevik Grigoryan appealed to the police department …

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Six drug traffickers detained in Tbilisi

Six drug traffickers have been detained in Ponichala district of Tbilisi this month, with large quantity of drugs confiscated, the Georgian Interior Ministry reported today. The ministry says that since January 1, 2019 they have …

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Serzh Sargsyan’s nephew arrested in Yerevan

The Yerevan Court of First Instance has granted the petition to reconfirm the detention that was selected as the pretrial measure against Narek Sargsyan, the nephew of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, …

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Court rejects Kocharayn's lawyers complaint

The Armenian Criminal Appeal Court rejected the complaint of the country's second president Robert Kocharyan, Judge Lusine Abgaryan said. The lawyers of the ex-president appealed the decision of Judge Anna …

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First Georgian president’s son wounded in Tbilisi

Son of first Georgian president Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Tsotne Gamsakhurdia, was wounded in Tbilisi yesterday. His brother Konstantine Gamsakhurdia said that Tsotne was hospitalised with a wound in his chest and in heavy conditions. …

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Police officer stabbed in Batumi

A patrol police officer was stabbed in Batumi, western Georgia, late yesterday. He had two wounds in the neck and was operated on shortly after the incident. His condition is severe but stable, doctors said, adding that the …

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