Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 1 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Two Georgian citizens accused of drug smuggling in Malaysia will stand trial tomorrow.
Daredjan Kokhtashvili and Babutse Gordadze will face the death penalty if they are found guilty of smuggling 10 kilograms of narcotics into the country. The women claim that they were given the drugs in Cameroon and asked to hand them over to an unknown individual in Malaysia. They entered Malaysia on a tourist visa after traveling through four countries.
Representatives of the Georgian Foreign Ministry have left for Malaysia to attend the trial. After the sentence is passed, the ministry hopes to enter talks with the governmetn.
Georgia has no extradition agreement with Malaysia. However, the ministry stated that Tbilisi is relying on the country's goodwill to extradite the women back to Georgia.