Russian court sentences soldier to 5.5 years behind bars for burying wild-growing cannabis and then receiving it via mail

The Russian city of Ulan-Ude Military Court has sentenced private Ochir Ulzutuyev to 5.5 years in a strict regime colony over charges of drug manufacturing and possession. Mediazona was the first outlet to highlight the sentence, posted on the court’s website.

According to court documents, the private manufactured “significant amounts of drugs” for personal use from wild-growing cannabis on an abandoned plot of land and then buried the drugs there.

Later on, another person, on a request from Ulzutuyev, dug up the container with drugs and sent it to the private via mail, the court files say. The person “was not aware of the real contents of the container”. Ulzutuyev received the parcel, and then he was detained by the Federal Security Service of Russia.

Yesterday, 19 January, the city of Makhachkala court gave two police officers three years of suspended sentence. They were found guilty of falsifying a criminal drug case that they had initiated against a local woman.

At the end of October 2022, an ex-police officer from the city of Yekaterinburg was sentenced to nine years in a strict regime colony. He told customers where to get drugs and then detained them to increase the crime solving rates.

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