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Tbilisi stated they have nothing to do with the aircraft with weapons

2009-12-14 14:45

According to Georgi Buchukuri, the head of the United Transport Administration of Georgia, Tbilisi has nothing to do with the aircraft detained in Bangkok on December 12th - RIA Novosti.


"This incident has nothing to do with the Georgian side. That IL-76 belongs to Air West, one of the Georgian avia companies, which leased that aircraft to SP Trading, the Ukrainian company".

Previously Georgia Times reported that on December 12th the aircraft with weapons was detained in the airport of Bangkok. As it turned out, it belongs to one of the Georgian air companies - RIA Novosti.

"The aircraft belongs to Georgia, previously it was in the register of Kazakhstan, but on October 7th 2009 was sold to a Georgian air company and excluded from the register if Kazakhstan," said Radilbek Adimolda from the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan.

Il-76 contained 40 tons of weapons, including grenade launchers and portable missile launchers. Weapons were transported under the guise of well drilling equipment.


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