Nizhny Novgorod convicted three soldiers for the cultivation and marketing of cannabis

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Moscow. September 21. INTERFAX.RU the Nizhniy Novgorod garrison military court has pronounced a sentence to the military personnel of internal troops of the interior Ministry, accused of illegal cultivation and sale of cannabis, as reported on the website of the court.

According to the court, the organizer of illegal business was the major Nikolay Lyutikov. Also, the criminal group included two of his colleagues, captain and ensign, and their two civilian accomplices.

All members of the criminal group were detained in October 2015, while the officer buttercups caught in the distribution of 230 grams of marijuana. In addition, during the search at the site of one of the accomplices in the town of Bogorodsk in a specially equipped shed was discovered a cannabis plantation.

The court sentenced Lyutikova, to five years in a General regime colony and deprived him of his military rank. “Two of his colleagues, also engaged in cultivation and sale of cannabis, was given four years probation. In addition to the three military group came in and two civilians. They are, according to the court, also will serve a conditional sentence next five years”, – stated in the message.

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