10-20-2004, 04:19 AM #1
Beslan Hostage Takes were High on Cocaine and Morphine
MOSCOW, October 17 (Itar-Tass) -- Terrorists who took hostages in the secondary school of Beslan, North Ossetia, were addicted to drugs, which might have caused the Beslan tragedy, Deputy Prosecutor General for the southern federal district Nikolai Shepel said on Sunday.
“A comprehensive forensic medical examination of militants, who committed the terrorist act in Beslan in early September, showed that they were addicted to drugs. Twenty-two of them used heroin and morphine injections,” he said.
“The concentration of drugs in bodies of some militants exceeded the lethal dose, which showed that they were drug addicts for long and kept using drugs during preparations for the terrorist act,” he said.
The examination also showed that some militants ran out of drugs during the Beslan events, which made their behavior aggressive and inadequate, he said.
“This gives us a new look at the tragic events in Beslan on September 3, 2004,” he said.
According to Russian news agencies, Nikolay Shepel said forensic tests on the terrorists showed most of the hostage takers were on hard drugs such as heroin and morphine, while others were using softer drugs.
Shepel indicated a comprehensive forensic medical examination of 32 terrorists showed 22 were long term addicts, who had regularly injected heroin and morphine during and before the hostage taking.
“The concentration of drugs in bodies of some militants exceeded the lethal dose, which showed that they were drug addicts for long and kept using drugs during preparations for the terrorist act,” said Shepel, in a statement published by Itar-Tass news agency.
Nikolay Shepel believes the fact that the terrorists were under the influence of narcotics throughout the siege contributed to the massacre.
10-20-2004, 08:47 AM #2
interesting , good post !
10-22-2004, 02:44 AM #3Originally Posted by ZOAIB
10-31-2004, 01:30 PM #4
Not suprisingly drugged. Often Arab/Islamic militants/terrorists/freedon fighters are laoded on drugs. The Taliban were frequent opium users..Somalis lived on khat..many of the KLA where hooked on various narcotics. Why is this a suprise?
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