Anti-mafia police arrest major crime gang suspect

Detectives from the country’s anti-mafia unit on Tuesday arrested a 46-year-old suspect believed to be one of the most important figures in Georgia’s Kutaisi crime gang. Across Europe, 32 individuals were detained; the group is suspected of blackmail, the planning of murders, and money laundering. Czech police began investigating the gang’s activities on Czech soil in 2011; in 2012, the authorities began cooperation with international law enforcement. Besides arrests by the Czech and Italian authorities, arrests were conducted by detectives from seven additional countries including Hungary, Lithuania and France.

Author: Jan Velinger