Georgia catches minions of thieves in law Guli and Patsua
The crime bosses themselves are abroad.
Georgia has detained six people, accused of involvement in the underworld. Under Art. 223 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, they face imprisonment from 7 to 10 years. This is reported by publication Gruziya Online, referring to the Interior Ministry of the country.
In particular, the city of Zestafoni has rounded up three crime lords - 34-year-old T.K., previously convicted 51-year-old M.B. nicknamed Bakha-Bakha and 50-year-old multiple offender A.B. According to the investigation, all of them recognize the ‘thievish’ world, took part in skirmishes and maintained active communication with thieves in law who were abroad - Fridon Sulakvelidze (Patsua) and his brother Khvicha Sulakvelidze, receiving tasks from them.
Two more people detained on the same charge - 38-year-old B.B. and 37-year-old Dzh.O. took orders from thief in law Nadir Salifov (Guli). On his instructions, they extorted a vast amount of money from a resident.
According to Mamuk Chelidze, Head of the Main Department for Combating Organized Crime of the Georgian Interior Ministry, during the searches in their homes, a mobile phone was seized, which stored information confirming the involvement of the accused in the thieves’ world.
Another person was arrested at the Tbilisi airport. This is 56-year-old G.E, who had been sought-after by Georgian law enforcement agencies since 2007 also for his active participation in the underworld. Given the fact that he was hiding, his imprisonment term may hike to 15 years.
He was associated with thief in law Zaza Elikashvili (Karaleika), who himself was convicted in France for ten years the other day. Besides, his social circle included such crime bosses as Otar Elizbarashvili going by nickname Sedina, Georgy Akhalmosulishvili (Burvak), Nodar Giorgadze (Odo) and Besik Chankoshvili (Drel).
The police recalled that in April of this year, a two-year cooperation of law enforcement services of several countries led to, a special operation called Caucase Normandie was successfully carried out in Greece and France, during which four thieves in law were nabbed, including Lasha Shushanashvili (Lasha Rustavsky) and 34 members of Georgian gangs.