Three detained for membership in criminal underworld

One of the detainees has formerly been imprisoned for several crimes. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 16 Jun 2021 - 12:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

 Three individuals have been detained for membership in the criminal underworld in Georgia and participation in criminal gatherings. 

Two of the three detainees have a previous criminal record. 

The Georgian Interior Ministry has reported that the individuals learnt about a criminal dispute between two businessmen in Kutaisi, western Georgia and decided to get involved without any request. 

The ministry says that the detainees aimed to receive money from the businessmen if they resolved the dispute.  

Membership in the criminal underworld and participation in criminal gatherings is punishable by seven to 10 years in prison.