Russian national detained for questioning over cannabis cultivation

VOV.VN - The police of the southern province of Binh Thuan have detained a Russian national on a charge of illegally planting and storing cannabis in her lodging house.

Shedko Dmitri, 33, who holds Russian citizenship, has temporarily been detained for investigations linked to cannabis cultivation and production in her lodging house in Ham Tien ward of Phan Thiet city, said local police.

During a police raid on Dmitri’s house on December 25, the investigation agency found 27 cannabis plants planted in her bedroom equipped with irrigation, electric lighting and air conditioning systems to nourish the plants.

They also seized 3 kg of dried cannabis and other exhibits related to cannabis cultivation and production.

Dmitri confessed that she had acquired experience of planting and producing cannabis before entering Vietnam.

Two months ago she bought cannabis seeds, fertilizers, chemicals, and cannabis making tools on social networks and then brought them home for planting and production in her house.

The amount of cannabis produced is both used by Dmitri herself and distributed among her friends living in Phan Thiet city.

Further investigations are underway.