Police arrest four for drug possession, seize large quantity of drugs

1,002 pills of Subutex and 293 pills of MDMA were seized. Photo: Interior Ministry press office. 

Agenda.ge, 14 Aug 2019 - 16:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

Police detained four for drug offenses including two drug dealers on August 11.

Two of the detainees were arrested on the Tbilisi – Senaki – Leselidze highway. 

1,002 pills of Subutex and 293 pills of MDMA were seized as the police officers searched the vehicle.

The other two were detained in Kvemo Kartli. Police report the two have prior criminal records.

Director of the Central Criminal Department Mamuka Chelidze said at a briefing today that the police officers have seized the following narcotic substances since January 1:

  • 22 kg heroine,
  • 1,900 kg cocaine,
  • 8,500 pills of subutex and suboxone,
  • More than 3,500 pills of ecstasy,
  • About 9 kg of psychoactive substances,
  • and 950 gram of psychotropic medications.

Earlier on August 11, the Georgian Interior Ministry detained a Georgian citizen for illegal purchase and possession of about 60gr of heroin in Kvemo Kartli region in the country's east.