Drugs

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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Georgian monk arrested for methadone

According to Georgian media, monk Svimon Kavtaradze, accused of possession of 15.5 g methadone, was sent to prison in Zugdidi. Kavtaradze’s lawyer tried to release his ward on bail, as he fully pleaded guilty, but the court took …

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Monk detained in Georgia's Zugdidi for drug-crimes

A monk has been detained in Zugdidi, Georgia’s Samegrelo region, for possession of drugs, the Georgian Public Broadcaster reports. According to the IPN news agency, the monk was detained yesterday, while another individual …

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Georgian customs officers discover drugs in Armenian bus

On the border between Georgia and Russia at the Kazbegi / Upper Lars checkpoint, Georgian customs officers found hashish and cocaine in a bus with the Armenian number plate heading to Armenia, the Georgian Finance Ministry’s Revenue Service …

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Drugs worth $3 mln burnt in Georgia

The Georgian Interior Ministry has destroyed narcotic and psychotropic drugs worth 9 million GEL ($3 million), confiscated during the investigation of 765 different cases around the country, the ministry reported. The drugs which …

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More than 5 mln cannabis roots seized in Turkey

Turkish security forces confiscated nearly 5.5 million cannabis roots in an anti-drug operation, officials said. The Diyarbakir Governorship said that the local gendarmerie commando units carried out the operation in 72 different …

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Large drug lab shut down in Moscow region

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) carried out an operation in the Moscow region to shut down a large drug laboratory, the FSB Center for Public Relations said. According to the statement, the laboratory for producing large …

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Turkish forces seize 5 tons of powdered marijuana

Nearly 5 tons of powdered marijuana were seized in international waters on the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey's Interior Ministry said. The operation against drug smugglers was conducted by Turkish police, gendarmerie and coast guard on …

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About 2 tons of drugs seized over in Iran

Police seized about 2 tons of drugs in southeastern Iran in the provinces of Sistan and Baluchistan, the head of the provincial police, Mohammed Ghanbari, reported. According to him, the criminal group that is engaged in drug …

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