According to the prosecutor’s office, within the framework of a joint event, employees of the police and the prosecutor’s office of Germany, and the prosecutor’s office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Security Service and the Investigative Service of the Ministry of Finance are investigating in dozens of locations on the territory of Georgia.
The large-scale event was attended by about 60 German law enforcement officers and 250 Georgian law enforcement officers.
As part of the event, a search of five so-called. call centers, dozens of individuals, their apartments, cars and workplaces.
One of the organizers of the criminal group has been detained in Georgia with a view to his further extradition.
“According to the information received by the investigation at this stage, the activities of the criminal group include the creation of companies in different countries, including Georgia, etc. organization of call centers. Fraudulent appropriation of millions of euros belonging to citizens of EU Member States, including the Federal Republic of Germany, through the mentioned call centers and their subsequent laundering.
Members of the so-called criminal group set up electronic trading platforms under hundreds of trademarks to operate the call center, which ensured the placement of funds fraudulently received from customers into the bank accounts of fictitious enterprises.
An effective fight against transnational crime is of particular importance for the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, and the Office has experience in international cooperation in this area, including fruitful cooperation with the competent departments of the Federal Republic of Germany,” the Prosecutor’s Office said.