Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 4 / Trend N. Kirtkhalia /
Malaysian prosecutors accused Georgian citizen Babutse Gorgadze of "drug trafficking" today at the opening of a court session, Georgian television reported.
The accusation is the most serious in the Malaysian Criminal Code. If found guilty, Gorgadze will face the death penalty.
About 10 kilograms of drugs were seized from the frames of paintings carried by Gorgadze.
Fellow citizen Darejan Kohtashvili was also detained and will appear in court Nov. 8.
The two Georgian citizens were detained in Malaysia on Oct. 25 with a large quantity of drugs.
According to Malaysian law, they will face the death penalty if found guilty.
Both Georgians said they knew nothing about the content of the frames, which were given to them by an unknown man in Cameroon as they traveled to Malaysia.
The Georgian and Malaysian FMs have not yet discussed the case.