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Georgian crime boss sentenced to preliminary detention

16:26 | 24 January 2012 Print    Download ნახვა: 1056

Lasha Shushanashvili, a Georgian crime boss detained in the vicinities of Athens, Greece, who was wanted by Spanish police and Interpol, and his bodyguard were sentenced to preliminary detention based on the decision of Athens City Court.

The arrest of Shushanashvili, 51, and his bodyguard, 36, took place on January 21 at a luxury hotel Asteras of the coastal town of Vouliagmeni, outside Athens. Neither resisted arrest, the police source said.

In the hotel room, the agents seized a 45-millimeter pistol, ammunition, CDs, several mobile phones, and a fake Russian passport in the name of Ymar Malgasov, the identity under which he crossed the border. Other identities Shushanashvili used were Lasha Rustavski and Mirosal Artenyan.

Shushanashvili is suspected of heading a criminal gang, money laundering and organization of murders. The criminal gang led the activities in Germany, France, Austria and Spain.