One of the 30 people, who have been arrested in a police operation in Bulgaria yesterday, is Georgian national. There are also 12 Italian citizens, one Slovenian and one Romanian among the 30 detainees. All others are Bulgarians. The police operation was carried out in cooperation with the Italian police and Europol. The cocaine was sold in three districts in Italy. The investigations revealed many organizations which smuggle cocaine onto the Italian market. Police found a very big segment, which is responsible for smuggling 40 tons of cocaine into Italy annually. The identity of the Georgian national has not been reported yet. Georgian embassy tries to get more information about the crime.
The failure of the international community to punish Russia for its 2008 invasion of Georgia has let Moscow think it can get away with seizing Ukraine`s Crimea region, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said in his interview with AFP.
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg this Spring will announce its ruling in a case Georgia has lodged against Russia concerning the deportation of Georgian citizens from Russia in 2006, Goergia`s Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani said.