Georgian law enforcers have detained eight individuals for membership in ‘the criminal underworld’, while two Georgian ‘’thieves-in-law’ living abroad have been charged in absentia, reports the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Police say that in February and March of 2020, several of the detainees got involved in a dispute regarding the indebtedness of one party to a conflict.
They contacted Georgian ‘thieves-in-law’, Tamaz Kartsivadze (nicknamed Kusa), and Jeiran Kintsurashvili (nicknamed Jeirana) in order to solve the disagreement. With the support of the mentioned “thieves-in-law”, the issue was solved in an apartment owned by one of the offenders I.A., as a result of which one opposing individual was obliged to pay €8,800 (about $9,931).
The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that some of the detainees were convicted in the past.
Two Georgian ‘thieves in law’ living abroad, Jeiran Kintsurashvili and Tamaz Kartsivadze, have been charged in absentia and soon they will be declared as wanted persons by Europol.
The law enforcers seized one computer and mobile phones owned by the detainees, used for communicating with each other and Georgian “thieves-in-law” abroad.
The crime is punishable from three to 15 years of imprisonment.