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US women’s basketball star arrested for possession of marijuana oil, Moscow court extends pre-trial detention

Greiner was arrested in February at Moscow airport on suspicion of drug possession. (The Associated Press)


American basketball star Brittany Griner was accused of drug possession in Moscow in FebruaryairportArrested,RussiaThe court today announced an extension of his pretrial custody till June 18, the state news agency reported.

Agence France-Presse reported that two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion Greiner was arrested at Moscow airport on February 17 this year and charged with possession of an e-cigarette containing cannabis oil Was. 10 years prison sentence.


A court in Khimki, a city outside Moscow, has decided to extend Grainer’s detention until June 18, according to a representative of the court, TASS news agency.


Greiner was arrested in February at Moscow airport on suspicion of drug possession.  (Reuters)
Greiner was arrested in February at Moscow airport on suspicion of drug possession. (Reuters)

Washington said last month that 31-year-old Greiner had been “improperly detained” by Russia and had referred the matter to the US envoy in charge of the hostage issue.

We.state DepartmentA consular official at the US Embassy in Moscow met with Greiner today during the hearing, spokesman Ned Price said.

Regarded as one of the greatest women’s basketball players, the 206-cm greener excels on the court due to her excellent dunking ability. US Greiner played in Russia before the start of the season, a common practice for American basketball stars to earn extra money.

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