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Suspected Georgian Crime Boss Arrested

(RFE/RL) May 9, 2006 -- Police in Dubai have arrested a Georgian-born suspected crime boss wanted in Spain.

Zahar Knyazevich Kalashov is believed to have directed a criminal network that allegedly laundered money from criminal activities in the former Soviet Union by investing in real estate, luxury cars, and other assets in Spain.

A year ago, Spanish police arrested 20 suspected Russian and Georgian gang members.

(AP, dpa)

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