Drugs presumably found onboard of Arctic Sunrise - Investigative Committee

Investigators presumably found drugs onboard Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise boat, whose crew members are accused of attacking the Prirazlomnaya platform, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin.

Investigators presumably found drugs onboard Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise boat, whose crew members are accused of attacking the Prirazlomnaya platform, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin.

"Drug substances (presumably poppy straw and morphine) have been seized during the search of the vessel. The origin of these substances and their purpose are being determined," Markin told Interfax on Wednesday.

The Arctic Sunrise was detained on September 19 over a protest rally against the oil drilling activities of the Prirazlomnaya platform in the Pechora Sea. The vessel was brought to Murmansk and impounded.

All 30 crew members have been charged with "piracy committed by an organized group." The defendants pled not guilty and refused to testify.

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