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Over 8 kg of Marijuana Found in Police Officer's Car

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Over 8 kilograms (about 18 pounds) of marijuana were seized from a police officer in South Russia’s Rostov Region, local investigators said on Saturday.

MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti) – Over 8 kilograms (about 18 pounds) of marijuana were seized from a police officer in South Russia’s Rostov Region, local investigators said on Saturday.

The man, a junior officer with the canine unit of the Rostov-on-Don’s police, was driving a Chevrolet Lacetti when his car was stopped for a check.

“The cannabis drug, weighting more than 8 kilograms in total, was found in the trunk of his car and seized,” the regional police department said in a statement.

The officer was fired and faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

 

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