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.