A man told police he didn't know how more than 100 million yen worth of kakuseizai, or stimulant drugs, became wrapped around his body after a search revealed the contraband at Kansai Airport, TV Asahi reported on Friday.
Chin Fan Chen, 45, was charged with violating the Stimulant Control Law for allegedly attempting to smuggle about two kilograms of the drugs worth 140 million yen through Kansai Airport from Taiwan on December 15.
Chen told police the drugs were "wrapped around me while I was drunk from alcohol. I had no idea until I was searched."
Police are also investigating the possibility that the suspect was trying to sell the drugs.
STREET FOOD! We're back for more in one of Japan's most traditional cities, Nara.
What was once Japan's capitol is now a place loaded with delicious street food for humans and deer alike. So, what's Nara got to offer? I hope you're hungry! (ONLY in JAPAN )
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party on Friday submitted a record of email exchanges in which Akie Abe, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, denies her alleged payment of one million yen to an embattled school operator. (Jiji)
Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada ordered the Ground Self-Defense Force on Friday to withdraw its engineering troops taking part in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by the end of May. (Jiji)
New textbooks authorized for use in Japan's senior high schools from April next year contain more descriptions on foreign and defense policies undertaken by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, such as the ability to engage in collective self-defense, according to the results of the education ministry's latest textbook screening disclosed Friday. (Japan Today)