American double Olympic basketball gold medallist arrested on drugs charges in Moscow

March 6, 2022

Double Olympic gold medallist Brittney Griner has been arrested in Moscow on drugs charges, USA Basketball has confirmed.

The Russian Federal Customs Service announced in a statement that an inspection of hand luggage carried by a United States citizen who arrived on a flight from New York City revealed that a drug-sniffing dog detected “the possible presence of narcotic substances.” An X-ray screening of her luggage also found electronic vape cartridges with hashish oil.

The statement did not identify the jailed woman but said she was “a member of the US National Basketball Association, a two-time Olympic basketball champion in the US team.” Inside The Games