Lori Regional Prosecutor’s office summarized the state of the crimes against the environment committees in the course of the first semester of 2019. The examinations showed that in the reporting period 119 cases of illegal tree felling, illegal timber purveyance, forest elimination as well as abuse of official powers in forestries, and criminal cases have been instigated in terms of 49 cases. Moreover, 54 cases when the instigation of a criminal case was rejected were cases of illegal tree felling. The extent of the damage caused to the state made up 5.6 million AMD, out of which 429,300 AMD has been recovered. The extent of the damage caused to the state based on illegal tree felling has made up over 102 million AMD, out of which around 600,000 AMD has been recovered. In the scope of these criminal cases, 12 people are being prosecuted, including one forestry enterprise head.
17:19 July 04, 2019