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Drug dealers selected in Batumi and Poti for transit

2010-02-27 15:50

Georgian ports of Batumi and Poti became key points of drug traffic in Caucasus, said at today's sitting at the Federal Service for Drug Control of Russia, Viktor Ivanov, its director - RIA Novosti.


"Ports of Batumi and Poti became the main in the drug traffic, and Georgian city of Kobuleti - one of the key points in the traffic of Afghan heroin," Ivanov said.

He added that about 7 ton of heroin come to Europe and Russia via Georgia annually.

"Key directions of drug traffic go via basins of Black and Caspian Seas, with the use of sea ports of Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, and a transit potential in the territory of Georgia," Ivanov stated.

He reminded that Guduashari, the head of the staff for fighting corruption; Khavtasi, the chief of Land Forces Staff; Zarnadze, the employee of the Ministry of Economy, and others had been arrested for selling heroin.

Besides, last year Zakan Jugelia, the head of criminal police of Abkhazia and deputy Interior Minister if Abkhazia, was assassinated. According to the data, provided to Ivanov, he was eliminated as tried to obstacle the drug traffic from Georgia to Abkhazia and Russia.


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