11 arrested after 600 kgs of stimulant drugs found on fishing vessel


Eleven Taiwanese and Japanese nationals have been arrested after police found about 600 kilograms of stimulant drugs on a fishing vessel in a port in Amakusa City in Kumamoto Prefecture on Wednesday. The value of the stimulants, called kakuseizai in Japanese, is estimated at 36 billion yen, Sankei Shimbun quoted police as saying.

According to investigators, the vessel was used for receiving stimulant drugs from foreign ships in the East China Sea as part of an international drug smuggling operation.

Fukuoka prefectural police arrested four fishermen with Taiwanese nationality, including Hong Fu-tsai, 68, at the port, as well as seven Japanese suspected of distributing the drugs, including a 54-year-old man from of Kita Ward in Tokyo.

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good, glad to see meth being taken off the streets

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They're gonna get a harsh punishment.

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why only one Taiwanese named out of 10 other suspects? crap reporting

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Sounds like a pretty wild party

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If only the JP government could understand the difference between seriously dangerous drugs like these, and relatively harmless cannabis.

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Why don't they just say they were Yakuza?

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I feel sure that they had the drugs for personal use only. :))

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I feel sure that they had the drugs for personal use only.

Stocking up for a few years, no doubt. We do that with TP on sale.

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