British Bolshoi Ballet star, 21, ‘detained by police in Moscow on suspicion of possessing cocaine’ 

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A British ballet star has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of possessing cocaine, according to reports.

Oscar Frame, 21, is a rising star of the world famous Bolshoi Ballet in Russia but has now been arrested, Russian media states.

Bolshoi - Tonight - Moscow - Police - Dancer

The Bolshoi confirmed tonight that Moscow police had held the dancer but declined to give details.

Pro-Kremlin media reports citing law enforcement sources alleged Frame had changed direction in the city when he saw a police patrol coming towards him.

'They - Drugs - REN - TV

'They approached him and asked if he had drugs with him,' stated REN TV.

'He confessed he had cocaine.

Package - Something - Cocaine

'And they found a package with something looking like cocaine.'

The alleged package was seized and has been sent for analysis, it was reported.

Penalties - Possession - Drugs - Russia - Day

Penalties for possession of drugs in Russia can be harsh and run between a 15 day arrest and a large fine, to years in prison.

A Bolshoi spokeswoman said Moscow police had 'detained' the dancer but the troupe was 'not yet commenting on this situation' which was a matter for law enforcement.

Police - Embassy - Reports - Moscow

Police had informed the British Embassy after he was held, said reports in Moscow.

He was held at Khamovniki police station in Moscow, according to reports.

Dancer - Success - Russia - Training - Vaganova

The dancer has enjoyed sensational success in Russia after completing his training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg in 2017.

He...
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