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2 Israeli men served new warrants over smuggled drugs worth ¥15.1 bil

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This comes out to about 500,000 Euros per kilogram, or 500 Euros per gram. What kind of stimulants were they?

"Served with fresh arrest warrants" - while already in custody, means after 19 days the Japanese Police haven't gotten any confessions so they need to re-arrest them on different charges or else let them go on Day 20. Look for another "fresh arrest warrant" on December 16 if they haven't cracked by then.

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What’s their occupation, why were they there.?

case closed 10 years.

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The two were initially arrested on Nov 8...

Yep, "initially." Presumably the prosecutors will keep on arresting them to detain them longer while denying them access to their lawyers until a confession emerges.

And then watch the minister of justice get all huffy when the UN or other international organization announce that Japan's criminal justice system is unfair and inhumane.

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Going down for many years.

There was a time, on the streets there were many Israeli's selling fake paintings, photo's and jewellery pretending they were the ones making it. Cheap knock offs for high prices.

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Keep silent boys until a Lawyer can take your statement .

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Oh god, if there is proof use it. This archaic reliance on forced confessions say a lot about the investigation skills of the police. And court practices.

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It could be a legitimate import and they have been used as a scape goat for some one else's illegal actions.

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Oh god, if there is proof use it.

when they appeared at a warehouse in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, which had been the destination for the machine tools.

Not proof, but the police have a responsibility to find out just why they were at the warehouse to pick up the"machine tools".

" Honest officer , I had no idea that there was 237 kilograms of drugs in those machines."

"Oh, in that case you are free to go, Sorry to have troubled you."

I think not,

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Diamonds is not sellin' good nowadays.

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" Honest officer , I had no idea that there was 237 kilograms of drugs in those machines."

"Oh, in that case you are free to go, Sorry to have troubled you."

I think not,

A real officer would follow the cargo, gather evidence and track them down.

Now, they can only rely on confessions.

That Israelis will walk away free very soon.

The Japanese Police have no brains, is really shameful.

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There was a time, on the streets there were many Israeli's selling fake paintings, photo's and jewellery pretending they were the ones making it. Cheap knock offs for high prices.

I remember this time, I took a photo and was attacked, but I’m bigger than them, they made a phone call and I was followed by two yaks on the train. Just a photo of a fake LV bag.

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Machine tools are extremely heavy and so an additional 237 kilograms could be concealed easily; however they are not impervious to X-ray detection. Police may have noticed that South Africa exports few machine tools...good job Keisatsu!

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They're going to be pretty old by the time they get back to Israel, if ever. High risk, no return in this case.

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Evidence goes a lot further than a forced confession, in a real justice system

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Did the judge who issues this fresh warrent even look at the evidence, consider the evidence, if any. Did the defendants have chance to state their version of events.

It seems that in Japan, when a prosecutor snaps his fingers, judges dance.

Mfr. Tenenboin is quite right. Do not co-operate without a lawyer present.

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Going down for many years.

If found guilty.

It is imperative that the two defendants don't give any clue to the police about finances. The police will ask personal questions, so that Japans hostage justice system can cream as much money as possible.

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Alan Harrison

It is imperative that the two defendants don't give any clue to the police about finances. The police will ask personal questions, so that Japans hostage justice system can cream as much money as possible.

How you do explain that. Their finances have nothing to do with it unless the police have proof of illegal money earned from drug smuggling.

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Nothing but circumstantial evidence, so hostage justice is the default position.

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All drug dealers should be put away, they peddle death and rob many young people of a future.

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All drug dealers should be put away, they peddle death and rob many young people of a future.

Correct, with harsh sentences, if found guilty.

How you do explain that.

With regard Japan, victim compensation (or monetary restitution) can lead to a suspended sentence. But I've noticed that if a foreigner is involved, victims expect more money.

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Alan Harrison 

With regard Japan, victim compensation (or monetary restitution) can lead to a suspended sentence. But I've noticed that if a foreigner is involved, victims expect more money.

Who would be the victims in this case.

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Who would be the victims in this case.

Japanese society.

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I hope they HANG these two simply as an object lesson in hubris. We might presume that the 'stimulants' in question is meth-amphetamine. There is no more poisonous substance to young people these days than meth-amphetamine for its very high and rapid rate of addiction, social destruction of the user, and all around destructive effects on all around the user. Seriously, there is no more appropriate treatment for these two Middle Eastern psychopathic 'businessmen' than what they would do to Japanese young people with their 'business': DEATH. How many other such 'businessmen' from the same place are being much more successful than these two klutzes? Many...

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William Bjornson

I hope they HANG these two simply as an object lesson in hubris. We might presume that the 'stimulants' in question is meth-amphetamine. 

And why do we "might presume" that? The article says nothing about it.

And do you always want people to hang on things we "might presume"?

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Criminals = jail no second thoughts, they tried to destroy people's life with drugs

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Criminals = jail no second thoughts, they tried to destroy people's life with drugs

Of course, if found guilty. At this stage innocence must be presumed.

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Israeli Yakuza, it doesn't get any stranger than that...

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