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Czech Police Arrest Alleged Georgian Crime Boss

Czech police have arrested an alleged high-ranking member of a Georgian organized criminal group.

Czech police officials say the 46-year-old man detained in Prague on June 18 by its organized crime unit is considered a member of the Kutaisi criminal group from Georgia.

His name was not released.

The suspect's arrest was part of an operation against so-called "thieves-by-law," or organized crime members from countries that were once republics of the former Soviet Union.

In all, 32 suspected members of the Kutaisi group were arrested across the European Union this week.

Some of the detained individuals are suspected of taking part in racketeering, conspiracy to murder, and money laundering.

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