Highlights of the story
- Brittany Griner was arrested by Russia
- Greener is a two-time Olympic champion
Russia-Ukraine war: US star basketball player Brittany Griner has been arrested by Russia. The media has reported that Greener has been arrested on a charge of possession of drugs. Tensions have already risen between Moscow and the West over Russia’s military operations in Ukraine. In such a situation, arresting the grinder is the job of adding fuel to the fire.
Russia’s Federal Crime Service said in a statement on Saturday that the “possession of a unique scent had been found in the possession of an American citizen in New York.” The expert identified the drug as hash oil.
Although the identity of the woman sent to prison has not been released, according to the report, she is said to have been a member of the American National Basketball Association. He is also a two-time Olympic champion of the American basketball team.
Britney’s life was better
However, the Russian news agency TASS, citing law enforcement sources, identified the player as Brittany Griner, who was a seven-time All-Star center at the Phoenix Mercury Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). At 6 feet 9 inches tall, Brittany Greener is the only woman in American college history to block 2,000 points and 500 shots.
USA Basketball, the US sports governing body, said on Twitter that it was aware of the legal situation regarding Brittany Griner in Russia and was closely monitoring him.
And, ‘Britney has always handled herself very professionally during her long journey with USA basketball. Their safety and well-being are our primary concerns.
The Customs Department said the detainee could face up to 5 to 10 years in prison. Many female basketball players who play in the WNBA go on to play in the off-season in the Russian and Ukrainian leagues.
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