Russia Detains German Possessing Cannabis Gummies Amid Putin-Washington Swap Talks For Imprisoned WSJ Reporter



A 38-year-old German national was detained upon arrival in St. Petersburg Wednesday after Russian customs officials discovered cannabis-infused gummies in his luggage, according to Russia’s customs service.

The man, arriving from Istanbul, was found to have a pack of “Fink Green Goldbears” stamped with a picture of a marijuana leaf in his luggage.

“The passenger explained that at the end of last year, he had bought 10 sweets containing marijuana in one of the specialty stores in his homeland,” Russian customs service said, according to a Reuters report, adding that the man used the gummies to sleep on long flights.

He now faces a criminal drug smuggling charge that carries a maximum sentence of seven years.

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