Georgian citizen sentenced to three years in prison in South Ossetia for marijuana smuggling

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 09:14

The border service of the KGB of South Ossetia, in cooperation with the FSB of Russia, stopped the attempt to transfer a narcotic drug to the territory of the Republic. The press service of the KGB reported this on its Facebook page.

"On December 10, 2021, a citizen of Georgia Chkhikvadze Mamuka Nugzarovich, born in 1981, was detained for violating the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia, during a personal search, a narcotic drug "marijuana" weighing more than four grams was found.

On August 4, the Tskhinval District Court found Chkhikadze guilty of committing crimes under part 1 of article 322 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal crossing of the state border), as well as part 2 of article 229.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (smuggling of narcotic drugs in a significant amount) with the imposition of punishment under totality of crimes in the form of 3 years and 8 months of imprisonment in a general regime correctional colony," the special service said in the statement.

The KGB has reminded that the smuggling of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is a serious crime, punishable by a term of 3 to 7 years, and in some cases - from 15 to 20 years.

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