Georgian, Malaysian FMs to discuss fate of detained Georgian citizens
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov.3, Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
A telephone conversation will be held today between the Georgian and Malaysian foreign ministers regarding the fate of two Georgian women accused of smuggling narcotics, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said.
According to the official, the Georgian FM will clarify all of the details of their arrest and the continuing judicial procedures. The trial against them will be held in Malaysia on Nov. 4.
Kalandadze asked the Georgian people to be careful while searching for work abroad and not to become victims of trafficking.
"In such cases, the Georgian Foreign Ministry gets into trouble, but the ministry will take all of the necessary steps for its citizens' release," she said.
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.