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Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia is extended by a month

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WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Brittney Griner, faces another 30 days of detention in Russia where state officials say she was caught ‘red-handed trying to smuggle hash oil.’

Griner, 31, was arrested at Moscow airport on February 18 for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing hash oil – which is illegal in Russia – into the country. 

Russian officials say her arrest is based on ‘objective facts and evidence’. ‘She was caught red-handed while trying to smuggle hash oil. In Russia, this is a crime,’ a statement, obtained by CNN, read. 

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