The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs has seized illegal firearms and ammunition in the municipalities of Tbilisi, Shida Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti.
The Interior Ministry reports that 13 individuals have been arrested for the illegal purchase and possession of firearms and ammunition.
Police officers seized numerous firearms and ammunition, including a TT pistol, an AK-74, three F-1 hand grenades, Saiga firearm, Nagant-type firearm, small caliber hunting rifle, and 449 ammunition cartridges.
Four out of the 13 detainees have prior convictions.
The crime is punishable by three to 11 years in prison.