Thief in law Irakly Khutu 'kicked out' of Ukraine 

Thief in law Irakly Khutu 'kicked out' of Ukraine
Expulsion of Irakly Khutu Photo: Security Service of Ukraine in the Odessa region

According to the Security Service of Ukraine, the 37-year-old representative of the Sukhumi thieves’ clan had been supervising the criminal circles’ activity in the Odessa region.

The Security Service of Ukraine has expelled Georgian thief in law Irakly Kalichava aka Irakly Khutu. This is reported by the Ukrainian Security Service Department in the Odessa region on its Facebook page.

According to the service, the Georgian thief, whom they consider “one of the 40 most influential thieves in law throughout the post-Soviet space,” had come to Odessa using fake ID under a different name.

The law enforcers report that the 37-year-old representative of the Sukhumi thieves’ clan had been supervising the criminal circles’ activity in the Odessa region, as well as redistribution of income of the criminal business (burglary, drug trafficking, and theft of elite cars).

It is reported that Irakly Khutu has already been expelled from Ukraine with entry ban. The passport of a citizen of Ukraine seized from him has been invalidated by the decision of the State Migration Service.

The operation to expose the thief in law had been carried out together with police officers under the procedural direction of the prosecutor's office.

In February 2018, the National Police of Ukraine and other law enforcement bodies launched an operational and preventive operation codenamed ‘Migrant’, the purpose of which was to identify and expel foreign criminal authorities that were influencing the criminal situation in Ukraine, especially thieves in law. During the operation, several thieves have already been expelled, including Polikarp Dzhanelidze aka Poli and Sumbat Abasov aka Sumbat Tbilissky.

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Irakly Kalichava

‘Crowned’ in 1999, Irakly Khutu is known as one of the participants in the reprisal against the nephew of the ‘thief number 1’ Zachary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy), David Ozmanov (Dato Krasnodarsky) in Belgium. In 2011, thieves in law Roin Uglava (Matevich), Irakly Kalichava (Khutu), and Giya Gurchiani (Svan) attacked Ozmanov and stabbed him numerous times, including in the face.

Ozmanov survived, but it took him long to have his wounds healed on a hospital bed. Shakro Molodoy’s clan issued a death warrant in absentia for them. December 22, thief in law David Alkhanishvili (Dato Pankissky), present during the attack on Ozmanov, was shot in Istanbul.

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