Prague - Police detained an internationally wanted Georgian at Prague´s Vaclav Havel Airport on Monday, foreigner police spokeswoman Katerina Rendlova announced today, adding that the repeat offender allegedly arrived in the country to kill someone whose identity is not known as yet.
Rendlova said the man has been remanded in custody and proceedings for his extradition have been launched. He faces up to ten years in prison back at home.
The 36-year-old Georgian arrived aboard a regular Kiev-Prague flight and he produced a forged Russian passport.
The police arrested him at 11:30 CEST. He was identified after a few hours thanks to his tattoos on the knees and extensive scars.
"According to the findings of the Squad for Uncovering Organised Crime, it has been proved beyond doubt that the foreigner arrived in the country with the aim of executing a particulalry serious crime. He was prepared to physically eliminate a person whose identity is not yet known," Rendlova said.
The police found in the foreigner´s luggage a big quantity of methadone and a device with which people and cars can be covertly watched.
The man avowed that he uses methadone. A medical examination uncovered the man is not only a drug addict, but that he suffers from hepatitis.
The police in many states, particularly in former Soviet republics, know the Georgian with a rich criminal past. In 2009 he was released from prison in Georgia after eight years, to which he was sentenced for illegal possession of arms. In Russia he spent several years in prison for kidnapping.