A Russian state information company stated Saturday that an American citizen had been detained in Moscow earlier within the week and has now been arrested “within the case of organizing the sale of medicine.”
The Russian state information company, Interfax, recognized the American as Lika Michael Travis. The Related Press reported his title as Michael Travis Leake. Interfax described Travis as a paratrooper and musician. It’s unknown why he’s in Russia but it surely was reported he has lived within the nation for greater than a decade.
Interfax reported that the Khamovnichesky court docket of Moscow, Russia advised them that Travis is “accused of “organizing a drug gross sales enterprise with the involvement of younger folks.” The Related Press reported he bought mephedrone.
The State Division stated that they’re monitoring studies of Travis’ arrest, however didn’t verify that he had been arrested. The division stated they’d not remark additional “because of privateness concerns.”
“When a U.S. citizen is detained abroad, the Division pursues consular entry as quickly as doable and works to offer all acceptable consular help,” the division advised CBS Information.
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