Local law enforcement announced on Friday that there will be additional charges to be filed against the four suspects arrested in the smuggling of stimulant drugs into Tokyo in October. The group was re-arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Fukushima Prefectural police, and Tokyo Customs for the alleged smuggling of 44 kilos of methamphetamine that was placed inconspicuously inside a 1.5-meter-long winch that came from Hong Kong.
62-year old Yukio Fujishima and his 65-year old brother, 31-year old American Adrian Rincon, and 43-year old Mexican Oscar Lopez Franco were arrested for violating the Narcotics Control Law. The drugs hidden in a winch that was offloaded at a wharf in Shinagawa Ward in Tokyo on October 15. They were inside seven plastic bags and the estimated street value of the smuggled goods was 3.5 billion yen (approx. $42.5 million). The winch was then supposedly sent to suspect Fujishima at Fukushima City.
Fuji News Network has reported that Fujishima is the president of a locally based construction company and was said to begin dismantling the equipment on November 1. The suspects were first arrested on November 21 for violation of the Narcotics Special Exemption Law regarding possession. The new charges involves importation of said drugs for money-making purposes.
[via Tokyo Reporter]
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