After passing through airport security, a basketball player is arrested in Russia


New from July 7, 2022: After Britney Greiner pleaded guilty to drug charges against her, she is now considering a possible prison sentence of up to ten years. Greiner has reportedly pleaded guilty in a Russian court, the BBC reported.

However, Greiner insisted that she did not “willfully” break the law, though she pleaded guilty to the charges. Greiner admitted she didn’t plan to bring the vape cartridges with her when she went on her trip, while explaining her behavior.


According to a previous story by At the Buzzer, Griner was taken into custody after having her cannabis oil vape cartridges taken from her luggage when she was in an airport close to Moscow. Griner told the judge that she was in a hurry while packing, and that’s how the cartridges found their way into her luggage by accident.


“Your honor, I would like to enter a guilty plea. However, there was no malicious intent. I didn’t want to do anything that would get me in trouble,” she continued.


Brittney Griner, a celebrity in the WNBA and an Olympic gold medalist on two separate occasions, has been imprisoned in Russia. According to the reports, Griner was detained by customs agents after it was revealed that her luggage had vapes that contained hashish oil inside of them.


According to a story in The New York Times, it is thought that Griner was initially caught in the month of February, and it is believed that he has been jailed ever since that time. In a statement that she provided to The Times, Griner’s agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas, appeared to confirm the aforementioned claim.


We are aware of the issue involving Brittney Griner in Russia and are in frequent contact with her, her family, her teams, as well as the WNBA and NBA. It is thought that Griner traveled to Russia in order to compete in a basketball game.



According to sources from The Times, Griner was the final player from the WNBA to depart Russia and Ukraine.


“Because this is an ongoing legal situation, we are not able to speak further on the specifics of her case,” added Colas. “However, I can confirm that while we are working to get her home, our first concern is still for her mental and physical wellbeing.”


Additionally, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) issued a statement in Griner’s favor, stating that she has “complete support” from the league and that “our main priority is her fast and safe return to the United States.”


In an updated warning to U.S. citizens, the State Department once again urged Americans not to travel to Russia and added that Americans already in Russia should leave immediately due to concerns that the conflict in Ukraine could result in “potential for harassment against U.S. citizens by Russian government security officials.” The warning was issued because of concerns that the conflict in Ukraine could result in “potential for harassment against U.S. citizens by Russian government security officials.”


Michael A. McFaul, who served as the last United States ambassador to Moscow, was quoted in The Times as saying that although he did not know the facts of Griner’s legal troubles, her detention should serve as a wake-up call to all Americans who are currently residing in Russia. Get out. Put an immediate stop to all of your operations.


According to a recent article in The New York Times, the investigation into the widespread trafficking of drugs is still active. In Russia, a sentence of such length is possible for the crime.

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