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American basketball star Britney Greiner arrived in the US this morning after being released from a Russian prison in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Greiner, 32, who was arrested in Russia in February for drug possession, was seen by an AFP reporter after her flight landed in San Antonio, Texas.

She was expected to be transferred to a nearby military hospital for medical examinations, US media reported.

Russia trades basketball player Britney Greiner for arms trafficker Viktor Bout

Greiner, who was being held in a remote Russian penal colony, was arrested at Moscow airport in February and sentenced to nine years in prison in August for possession of vape cartridges containing a small amount of cannabis oil.

Yesterday, US President Joe Biden, in the presence of Britney's wife Sherrell, announced that the basketball player was safe and traveling home.

Russia confirmed the exchange between the UNBA star and But. 

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