Druggies as well as Pirates

The Greenpeace pirate ratbags just can’t catch a break…it turns out now that they are druggies…with Russian authorities finding quantities of illegal narcotics on their ship.

Russian authorities allege drugs were found on the Greenpeace protest ship which two New Zealanders were arrested on last month.

The environmental group has ridiculed the claim, saying morphine was kept legally in a safe on the Arctic Sunrise for medical purposes.

The ship’s crew of 28 activists, including New Zealanders Jonathan Beauchamp and David Haussmann, plus two freelance journalists, were arrested on September 18 by Russian special forces in international waters during a protest over Arctic oil drilling.

They are being held in a Russian prison while they face piracy charges which could see them jailed for up to 15 years if convicted.

Russian authorities have revealed they are considering laying further charges against the crew after reportedly finding morphine and poppy straw, an opiate, aboard the Arctic Sunrise. 

Greenpeace said in a statement today that the accusation was a smear.

It said there was a strict policy against recreational drugs on Greenpeace ships, and any claim that something other than medical supplies were found should be regarded with great suspicion.

“The ship was first searched by Russian officers weeks ago. They scoured every corner of it, so we assume this announcement is designed to deflect attention from the growing global outrage over the continued imprisonment of the detainees.

“Any claim that illegal drugs were found is a smear, it’s a fabrication, pure and simple.”

These Greenpeace fools don;t seem to realise that they are dealing with Russians, who are immune to world pressure, don’t give a shit about the so-called “rights” of protestors, and are quite willing to play hardball beyond that which Greenpeace can bear.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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