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The Domodedovo court of the Moscow region has sentenced the inhabitant of Nizhni Tagil by 11,5 years of imprisonment for smuggling drugs, discovered in he brought with him from Peru’s national drink “Ayahuasca”. This writes the regional news Agency TagilCity.
The man was found guilty under article 228.1 and 229.1 of the criminal code “(trafficking and drug smuggling”).
As told friends of the convict Maxim, he is in Peru took place a therapeutic practice, it has a long-standing disease of the spine. There Tiilikainen acquired a local national drink “Ayahuasca”, which is freely available and is recommended as a healing vehicle is traveling. In Peru it is used by both adults and children. Maxim was treated this drink in Peru and brought to Russia one liter bottle, not to quit the treatment.
At the Domodedovo airport Maxim was searched and accused of smuggling drugs. The expertise found in the contents of the bottle dimethyltryptamin — narcotic drug which is forbidden.
Protection of the convicted person insists on his innocence. The Russians did not know about the presence of the drug in the national drink, otherwise I would not have carried it openly through the 3 borders.
Ayahuasca is a drink that causes an altered state of consciousness. It is made the inhabitants of the Amazon basin from the vine Banisteriopsis caapi. Also included in the psychedelic drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT).
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