<H1 ="article">Criminal Gang Detained in Russia for Raising New Hallucinogenic Cannabis— Paper</H1>
Created: 10.08.2005 20:25 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 12:57 MSK <> document.write(get_ago(1123750636));
Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service have detained a criminal gang that reportedly raised and sold cannabis, peyote cactus and hallucinogenic mushrooms. The gang has also raised a new sort of hallucinogenic hemp with an increase amount of tetracannabinol that heightens the drug addiction, Vremya Novostei newspaper wrote on Wednesday.
The detained bought cannabis seeds in the Netherlands. Their plantations were at dachas in the Moscow region, as well as part of their laboratories of processing the raw materials. Another part was set in several Moscow apartments. The ring members raised hallucinogenic mushrooms with psylocibine and psylocine, and peyote cacti in their built-in closets.
The amount of tetracannabinol in the new sort of cannabis was 40 times bigger than in a normal sort, the paper wrote. A gram of this raised cannabis is equal to a gram of heroin that costs $50 at black markets.
The federal service officials have seized over 10 kilograms of dried and 200 bushes of fresh weeds.
Criminal proceedings have been instigated against five ring members on the articles of raising forbidden plants with drugs, and sale of drugs or psychotropics.
Photo from Vremya Novostei newspaper Edited by: Alfa