Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Suspected drugs aboard Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise ship - Russian investigators

Narcotic substances, presumed to be poppy straw and morphine, have been confiscated from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee declared Wednesday.
"The detectives and criminal experts jointly with specialists in concrete spheres are examining the documents, objects and equipment, which were confiscated during the search on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. They have already found that some part of confiscated equipment is of dual purpose and could have been used not only in ecological purposes," the Investigative Committee said. This will undergo specific legal expertise, which the detectives plan to conduct soon. 
"Meanwhile, narcotic substances (probably poppy straw and morphine) were confiscated during the search on the ship. The origin of these substances and their purpose are being investigated as well."