Monday, September 27, 2021
Home Middle Column BBC News: 'Hard drugs found' on Greenpeace ship seized by Russia

BBC News: ‘Hard drugs found’ on Greenpeace ship seized by Russia

-

BBC News – ‘Hard drugs found’ on Greenpeace ship seized by Russia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24461644

Excerpt: Russian investigators say they have found what appear to be hard drugs on board the Greenpeace ship seized during a protest in the Arctic last month.

“During a search of the ship, drugs (apparently poppy straw and morphine) were confiscated,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said.

Poppy straw, or raw opium, can be used to produce morphine or heroin.

Greenpeace said in a statement that any suggestion of illegal drugs being found was a “smear”.

“We can only assume the Russian authorities are referring to the medical supplies that our ships are obliged to carry under maritime law,” it said.

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

“Power Mad” (Matt Ridley on the UK Energy Crisis)

Energy is not just another product: it’s what makes civilisation possible.

Greta Thunberg Lashes Out at Deep Green World Leaders

Greens eating their own - can anybody ever be green enough for Greta?

Europe is switching back to coal to survive bleak winter

Europe’s embarrassing coal comeback will make any Net Zero demands almost impossible for politicians from the UK and Europe not least because they are...