European police arrest 60 Georgian mafia suspects

On Monday, Spanish court officials reported the arrest of over 60 members of an international group of organised crime. According to the information, the 60 members were nabbed throughout the weekend and on Monday in a jointly conducted European operation, baptised Java, to curtail a gang of Georgian mafia that operates throughtout Europe.

The detainees stand accused of drug smuggling and money laundering. According to the officials, the operation was conducted after an investigation into the Russian mafia in Spain, where police have apprehended 21 suspects, mostly in the cities of Valencia andBarcelona.

The court officials said other arrests were carried out in FranceItalyAustriaSwitzerland and Germany. However, the officials failed to indicate when the raids took place.