Trading Stoners for Terrorists? – How Russia is Using Cannabis to Get Murderers and Terrorists Freed from Other Countries

The arrest of the German citizen in Russia holds particular significance amidst ongoing negotiations between Moscow and Berlin regarding a potential prisoner exchange involving a Russian individual imprisoned for murder in Germany, as part of broader discussions with the United States. The German passport, six cannabis-infused candies, and the “Fink Green Goldbears” package are all visible in the images that the customs office has taken. The detained person faces a maximum sentence of seven years in jail for narcotics smuggling.