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Security Service Detains Two Iranians for Illegal Money transfers

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The Georgian State Security Service reported on July 24 that it detained two Iranian citizens residing in Georgia on the fact of illegal entrepreneurial activities.

The Security Service noted that the two persons carried out money transfers from Georgia to the Iranian banking system without necessary permits and licenses required for the said operation, bypassing the banking system of Georgia.

Georgia’s chief domestic intelligence agency maintained that this allowed the charged individuals to receive income in large quantities in exchange for money conversion and transfer services. Turnover of money amounted to GEL 12, 603, 569 (USD 4 mln), while received income is estimated at GEL 504, 142 (USD 163, 000) the Security Service noted.

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