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2 Canadians face charges over smuggling of record stimulant amount at Haneda

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Scum to be dealt with long prison sentences.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Good luck in the slammer boys.

18 ( +24 / -6 )

 to smuggle around 31 kilograms of illegal stimulants into Japan

31 Kg that's lot, for regular traveler when those dog sniffer come. Chance are those traveler will lost food that contain meat, however for those two Canadians it means jail time!

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

That means they had at least 31 kg - and probably much more since that was only the weight of drugs - between them as carry-on luggage, and in suitcases, which are typically checked baggage. Wonder what airline allowed that.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Probably mules.

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

For their stupidity in thinking they could get away with it, they deserve everything they get. I am sure they are now being asked nicely to reveal who they were going to pass the stuff onto as 31kg is rather a lot for personal use. They are going to be here for a while, well past the expiry date of their tourist visas expire and then they become overstayers with a capital "O".

9 ( +10 / -1 )

”No, that’s not mine…although my finger prints are the only ones all over this stuff and the suitcases. I don’t know how it got in there…my clothes? I forgot to bring any”.

You’ll be in jail for DECADES.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Saw on the news last night and was gobsmacked by the pictures.

I mean they had conventional suitcases loaded to the hilt.

Hidden doesn't even come into play here.

Looked like something from the 1970s pre-scanner era.

Like nobody told them about modern tech.

Crazy.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

If they are willing to give it a try, they are willing to go to jail for it. Looks like the prices will be more expensive over the new year partying time.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

What kind of drugs?

now, thanks to LDP, many people will resort to drugs for escapism. Japan is a target. MDMA is quite cheap in EU, but Japan 5 times. Same as Meth.

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

What were these guys thinking, 31kg... like almost 70 pounds of drugs? Dumb knoweth no border.

15 ( +15 / -0 )

Bad life choice. Much better to make an honest living teaching English.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Those 2 are world class stupid.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

You think so Wallace?

Yes, they were obviously mules.

I don’t think the drug king pin usually smuggles his/her own merchandise around the world.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

A special kind of stupid.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Probably mules.

More like asses. Gonna be a rough Christmas for them.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

@Eastman,

With the exception of Singapore, please give us a modern example of a drug smuggler being executed in a 1st world developed country.

You can’t because it doesn’t happen.

So many people here seem to love capital punishment…..

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Nothing showing up in the Canadian news outlets about this. A bit of suppression going on up there? Hopefully our Canadian friends will flood the socials with the Japanese news to let Cabadians know about this.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

About 15 kg each then, in their carry-on luggage. It's a big gamble.

Maybe they were told there would be a certain person on duty there to contact, but then that person had had a sudden unexpected change of shift?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Dumb and dumber, just took it to a new level, maybe they can figure out what went wrong in jail.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

VrethToday  01:09 pm JST

I expect better from Canadians.

Why? Do you mean people from your country never commit crimes.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Why do they never specify which drugs, in these news articles? It's always "stimulants", except when it's cannabis.

It could be amphetamines, cocaine, MDMA, adderall, etc. I'll bet they use that term even for drugs that aren't stimulants in the English pharmacological definition of the word, such as ketamine, opioids, mushrooms, and such. It's like their go to blanket term for all illegal drugs.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Fighto!Today  02:15 pm JST

*Nothing showing up in the Canadian news outlets about this. A bit of suppression going on up there? Hopefully our Canadian friends will flood the socials with the Japanese news to let Cabadians know about this.*

Believe it or not, two idiots getting busted in another country doesn't make the news because nobody cares about two idiots unlike Japan where if someone robs a convenience store, it gets exposure. I guess people care about idiots in Japan.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Why does the type of drugs matter? They are illegal.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

The Japanese news release word for uppers in general is usually 覚醒剤 Kakuseizai. How should it be translated into English, then?

0 ( +2 / -2 )

@wallace

It’s called reporting the full facts of a story.

If it was a story about a murder, you would expect the way the murder was committed to be reported.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The drugs are probably still being analyzed.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Wallace,

They never seem to reveal it, in any drug case

The vague term “stimulants” they solely use could be any one of at least four drugs I can think of.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

But were they able to analyze a large amount of drugs in five days?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Why didn’t Canada see this at the airport before letting them depart?

9 ( +9 / -0 )

NO MERCY WHAT SO EVER, lock them up for a very long time with hard labor.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

@wallace

The arrest took place in November, the prosecutor just charged them, thus it being in the news now.

Japanese police are very fast to administer drug testing, in fact I remember a couple of years ago, a Japanese policeman was racing back to the police station to drug test a suspect when he knocked over and killed a pedestrian.

Of course, I don’t think he received any real punishment for it…..

It was considered extremely important to find a minute trace of cannabis in someone’s blood…

5 ( +5 / -0 )

expect better from Canadians*

Canadians have changed a lot in the last 20 years or so. The polite, law abiding wholesome stereotype needs an update.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Unlike some other Asian countries they won’t be executed.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

The old spice trick

2 ( +2 / -0 )

They are Canadians but they have funky names. I'm guessing they came to Canada as immigrants in order to get passports to do this very illegal thing.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Kwakiutler

You reckon they became Canadian citizens for the sole purpose of smuggling drugs in to Japan?

That sounds like complete nonsense to me.

How about the theory that they became Canadian citizens and at some point in their lives in Canada, they became involved in drug distribution?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Why not check ALL bags for illegal stimulants, opioids, anti anxiety medications? The laws are clear on all websites, but all of these millions of tourists are bringing them in thinking the odds are against them getting caught! Same with tax free goods being used in Japan!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Judy ItohDec. 22 09:46 pm JST

Why not check ALL bags for illegal stimulants, opioids, anti anxiety medications? The laws are clear on all websites, but all of these millions of tourists are bringing them in thinking the odds are against them getting caught! Same with tax free goods being used in Japan!

Even better would be if they checked for the totally innocuous medications before the plane leaves for Japan and they have to torture and incarcerate the people that bring them in.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@Judy

You want them to search ALL bags?

I certainly don’t.

Do you realize how long it would take to get out of the airport after you have arrived back in Japan if they did that?

No thanks

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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