Skip to comments.Russians Allegedly Find Narcotic Substances Aboard Greenpeace Vessel
Posted on 10/11/2013 4:49:15 AM PDT by IbJensen
Late last week Steven Ahle reported that 30 members of Greenpeace were being detained in a Russian prison while awaiting trial for illegally trying to board an offshore oil rig.
Thirty members of Greenpeace have been languishing in a Russian prison while awaiting trial for trying to illegally board a state owned offshore drilling rig. One member who is a nonsmoker shares a cell with a chain smoker and a vegetarian isnt served special meals to her liking and theres not a drop of Evian water to be found anywhere.
Twenty six of them are from countries other than Russia, including Britain, the United States, Finland and Argentina. Doesnt Russia understand that they are special? They are the heroes of the planet and if they put peoples lives in danger, so what? Its for their own good. Maybe they should call Amnesty International, after all, they are only a few cell blocks over.
Yesterday the plot thickened as reports came to light that narcotic substances had been found aboard the Greenpeace ship, The Arctic Sunrise. The Daily Mail reports:
Drugs including poppy straw and morphine have been found aboard a Greenpeace ship whose crew were detained for protesting against Arctic oil drilling, Russian authorities claimed today.
The illegal narcotics were discovered after armed officials boarded the vessel as environmental activists attempted to scale an oil platform in the remote Pechora Sea in the Russian Arctic.
Teams from the Russian coastguard abseiled onto the Arctic Sunrise from helicopters and arrested 30 crew members, including six UK nationals, last month.
The group has since been held on piracy charges although officials claimed today that given new evidence of drugs being found on the ship the charges could now be modified.
Most of our readers are likely familiar with Morphine and for those who dont know about Poppy Straw, it can be easily used in the production of morphine or heroin.
There is no report of the quantities that were found and though a small amount of morphine may be understandable, for emergency medical purposes, an explanation of poppy straw being found would be tough to justify.
If you break the law you should have to pay the consequences. It doesnt matter if you are Greenpeace or some average Joe.
I must quote a reader of Steven Ahles article who I think summed it up perfectly. Roy McDade states, These criminals have been breaking the law too long with impunity. They ALL need a LONG stay in one of Russias high security prisons
They were framed!
Either way, these idiots learned a hard lesson: don't mess with the cashflow of a thug nation.
Boy am I surprised!
Sure fits the profile.
I agree, just leave them there. At least the Russians are behaving like men and at least these dorks will leave them alone in the future. I wish our country would do the same.
Gee, it’s a cool looking boat. I’m glad the Russians didn’t sink it the way the frogs did a few years back when they had enough of the hippies. One would suppose the Russians could always use another icebreaker.
A bunch of hippies sailing around the world in the Good Ship Lollipop were caught with illegal drugs?? Say it isn’t so!!
-——One member who is a nonsmoker shares a cell with a chain smoker and a vegetarian isnt served special meals to her liking and theres not a drop of Evian water to be found anywhere.-——
Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are
Good thing they are very well deserving of that or I would feel bad.
Too bad, so sad, tough toenails!
Zee hippies have zee drugs? I am shocked. Shocked I tell you.
“A bunch of hippies sailing around the world in the Good Ship Lollipop were caught with illegal drugs?? Say it isnt so!!”
You play, you pay...
Don’t do the crime, if can’t do the time.
Russia does not play nice, are they really surprised by that.
NO....this must be a joke! They aren’t pot smoking, dope taking idiots? I am SHOCKED!! (NOT)
Whale hugging hippies with drugs? Preposterous!
Wonder who is bunking with Bubaruski?
Likely filled to the rails with Hopium.
Notice the ‘rainbow’ design on the front of the vessel.
Nice little ship! I wonder if Drudge has reported this arrest?
I don’t know about the “Poppy Straw,” never heard of it, but wouldn’t Morphine be a component of a standard medical kit for a ship of that size?
(I am not a seafarer, nor have I ever played one on TV.)
If you watch Band of Brothers, you know that each of the soldiers had a vial of Morphine.
No way I’m going to root for the Russians, nor trust anything they say.
It is not necessary t take sides. It is ok to just watch and smile at justice being done
Greenpeace is a cancerous carbuncle on the neck of peaceful commercial activity. There’s a very good chance this is a trumped-up charge on the part of the Russkies; however, there is another possibility that the lefties who populate the movement are free-wheeling druggies.
I kind of like the way they handle certain things. Greenpeace enviro-goons, public faggotry and Maobama's Syrian folly come to mind.
Being someone who's been on the wrong side of exploitative green statists, I hope let this bunch rot to death. The world will be much better for it.
As much as I’m enjoying the GreenWeenie’s problems, it wasn’t like they intentionally sailed to Russia with drugs. They were towed. By Russians.
Note to self: Stay out of Russian prisons. /S
They’ve combined the queer rainbow with the peace freak (slavery is peace) bird as their symbol, but left out the cannabis leaves.
...theres not a drop of Evian water to be found anywhere, nor is there a Starbucks within delivery distance. Oh, the horror!
Where is that chain smoker getting the cigarettes?
A possession itself is illegal, not only a smuggling. I guess if they decided to extend their jurisdiction over this bunch it is logical to add up charges.
and theres not a drop of Evian water to be found anywhere.-
naivE water = Evian water
A ship like that costs millions to buy and millions to upgrade for safe high latitude work. That is a lot of donations from little folks, or a few donations from the big fish. Either way, the people who purchased the ship are not in jail. Putin does not bow to PC.