July 17, 2008

Two Arrested After Record Cannabis Haul in Tokyo

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo

Tokyo, July 17 Kyodo - A Japanese business executive and a Chinese student have been arrested for allegedly possessing cannabis for sale and around 180 kilograms of cannabis with a street value of 720 million yen has been seized from a condominium in Tokyo, the Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday.

The amount seized was the largest ever found by police in a raid, the police said.

Hiroaki Fukui, a 40-year-old executive from Tokyo's Edogawa Ward, and Liang Shuan, a 22-year-old Chinese student who lives in Koto Ward, are suspected of hiding the cannabis at a Tokyo condominium on July 1, while Fukui is also suspected of selling around 25 grams of amphetamine for 450,000 yen to a 42-year-old Chinese man in Yokohama on Dec. 29 last year.

Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0230 17 Jul 08.

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