Georgian police on Sunday said law enforcement officers had arrested two foreign citizens on drug-related charges, including purchase, possession and smuggling of drugs into the country.
Police seized 224 packages of drugs and 998.87 grams of narcotic substance during a personal and residential search of one of the detainees. Some of the drugs were stored in the “secure warehouse” of the detainee, while others were hidden at a “specific location” in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi for later sale.
The crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
As the investigation established, the second detainee had illegally imported "a particularly large amount" of narcotics into Georgia and placed them in different locations in the country's Black Sea city of Batumi, providing location information to those interested in buying the drugs.
During the personal search, police seized 102 packages of methadone as evidence, while the law enforcement officers also collected 156 packages of methadone at different locations.
The crime is punishable by a term of up to 20 years in prison or life imprisonment.