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4 Chinese arrested by Japanese police for smuggling 700 kg of drugs

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DEA head, Chuck Fina agrees with this headline

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4 Chinese arrested by Japanese police for smuggling 700 kg of drugs

Chinese crime gangs, perhaps some state sponsored, have been smuggling drugs and chemicals needed to make drugs like Fetanyl and others into North American and European nations for a long time. Good job Japanese Police for having foiled, hopefully, this attempt.

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Good, punish them !!..

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They should get the death penalty and executed within half a year. Be efficient Japan.

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one_consciousnessToday  06:55 am JST

JT can you state the significance of these suspect's nationality being in the headline (or in the story at all)?

Being that this was the second largest seizure ever, whilst the largest was due to the criminal activity of Chinese nationals as well, perhaps it’s showing a relevant trend.

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Give them life.

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I see no need to hide the nationality of the perpetrators. However, there must have been Japanese people involved also. Have these been caught yet?

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malaysia and singapore "swings" seller and customer as an effective deterrent.

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They should get the death penalty and executed within half a year. Be efficient Japan.

That would only happen if they were deported back to China.

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When us vs china get down, will chinese in j-land be a problem?

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To be realistic, that is only a very small and lucky success, used to celebrate themselves and to tranquilize the public. Do you have an imagination how huge the dimensions really are, in Asia, Europe, US, South America? One big drug delivery detected means, that hundreds of others remain undetected. And those four Chinese arrested, well, do you know the size of their population and can calculate how many remain if even only one in ten thousand would be a drug dealer? You see, it’s surely a nice catch, but has no significance. In doubt it is even set into scene intentionally to get some hundred other container deliveries full of drugs through the customs undetected, unchecked and unharmed.

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According to the police, the four Chinese suspects are aged between 35 and 51 and live in Tokyo and nearby Yokohama and Kawasaki.

Probably permanent residents

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In the past decade that I've been living here, I've been noticing more and more druggies on the street. Let's hope more of these busts happen, but something tells me they're not even scratching the surface.

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THE main reason Japan has such little crime, violence, homelessness, and other social ills is keeping drugs out of society. In Japan only 1% of the population has experimented with drugs, compared to half of all Americans. The nationality of those arrested is worth knowing because they were indeed Chinese nationals. Of course Japanese are also involved, and with the way Japan’s criminal justice system works, they will be found. Those 4 Chinese who were arrested are enduring their 16 hours a day of police questioning, and will continue to endure it until the police know everything and everyone involved.

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pudusToday  08:40 am JST

When us vs china get down, will chinese in j-land be a problem?

"j-land"? What are you trying to prove by your use of such baby language? The country is called Japan, with a capital J. Why not write u-land and c-land in your offering?

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Better than death, get them strung out on their own supply and then make them go cold turkey ala Gene Hackman in "The French Connection."

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

We won't execute you. You will just wish we had when we are done with you.

I feel a lot of empathy for people who have fallen into drug addiction. I feel none for the people who produce and traffic in this poison, destroying society for a profit.

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Give them life.

NO give them the death penalty. Be like Singapore.

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NO give them the death penalty. Be like Singapore.

Japan wouldn't dare piss off China. Good thing you aren't the PM

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This is an English language Japanese news site. Maybe they never mention arrested Japanese criminal’s nationality is because they already name and shame them and nationality is implied? Personally I’m very interested in nationality if the crime involves non Japanese suspects.

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Big up to the Japanese Customs and Police. They have thwarted hundreds of thousands - possibly millions - of "hits" of drugs being inflicted on Japanese - destroying lives and families.

These Chinese nationals should never see freedom again. If they had been caught in China, they'd be executed - so they are incredibly lucky Japan will spare them.

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4 people are not going to distribute 700kg of coke. There is a much larger syndicate behind this and you can bet they are not Chinese.

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Most of the posters here have no idea that the drug trade is almost 100% yakuza controlled and that prostitution is tightly controlled and regulated by the police in Japan under the auspices of the government

It’s the way that Japanese like to do things…

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There is an obvious parallel between the massive amounts of drug precursors emanating from China and the situation when the Chinese were pleading for the Gwailos to put an end to the opium trade.

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Tokyo police suspect the involvement of an international smuggling ring and are investigating the potential connection.

Excellent police work here! Chinese criminals smuggled it on a cargo ship departed from the UAE. Of course it is 'international'. Talk about stating the obvious. The Tokyo Police must have learned a lot from Kojak and Columbo to come to this conclusion. Bravo. Encore!

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These Japan news articles that refer to almost all drugs as "stimulants" annoy the crap out of me. Was it amphetamine? Cocaine? MDMA (Molly, X)? Or, was it actually a non-stimulant, such as Ketamine, Fentanyl, etc?

Some detail would be nice. I realize the police probably release the info that way. But, real journalists would request more detailed information.

At least they've begun identifying when it's specifically cannabis, which was often lumped together into the generic "stimulant" descriptor for the longest time.

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I feel a lot of empathy for people who have fallen into drug addiction. I feel none for the people who produce and traffic in this poison, destroying society for a profit.

That is one of the best comments I've ever read on here. Well said.

In some countries, the death penalty can be imposed for certain types or certain levels of drug trafficking. I'm not opposed to that.

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Reporting who is committing the crime is important for understanding the crime.

Political correctness may be such in Canada that you're not supposed to do this, but fortunately Japan hasn't gone down that route.

There are Chinese gangs in Japan in active competition with yakuza (who are usually a mix of Japanese and Korean), such as 'doragon', with perhaps 800 members.

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More CCP attempts to destabilize Japan? They do it everywhere in different ways and this is just one more way I would say.

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Wow, imagine that. They're smuggling 700kg to Japan which means there's a large market here that requires that amount of drugs.

And all police can catch are the celebrities with 1mg of coke. I wonder why they're letting the others walk freely?

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The Chinese Communist Party grew up on drug money provided by the Soviets. Soviet supplied drugs were sold in big cities like Shanghai for cash to fund their revolution. That was quite common thing for the CCP to do, since most of its early leaders were members of the Ge Lao Hui, probably the biggest of the Chinese underground gangs which had lived on for hundreds of years. Those leaders included bigwigs such as Chu De, Liu Zhidan, He Long, etc. The tradition simply goes on today. All that was proudly regarded as part of its proletarian roots. Read the 1930s classic by US leftist reporter Edgar Snow, Red Star Over China. The busting of those four Chinese criminals would likely have been known by Xi Jinping ahead of you guys. The world does need One Consciousness -- that the CCP/PROC is a nation with a gangster history, living history.

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Opium was made and sold in China long before the Brits brought them in from India. The first recorded events showed they were from South America, transported across the ocean by the seafaring Portuguese into Taiwan, then filtered into China via pirates and migrants crisscrossing the Taiwan Strait. Then the Chinese began making it themselves, but they were of very low quality and extremely health damaging. The Brits imported high class opium and took over the upper market (and incidentally increased the life expectancy of the drug addicts compared to the times when only locally produced opium was smoked). All that story was complex and the CCP summarized it conveniently into a one-liner blaming the Brits only. Today, if you go to the marinas in Okinawa and fill your boat with diesel, the police would have to be there officially to count the liters and ask where you would be going. Drug traffic in that area is still rampant.

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Criminals acting with impunity in the United Arab Emirates?

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China is now the largest producer of the LEATHAL synthetic drug fentanyl that literally killing American daily. If japan doesn't get this under control we are in for a very rough and ugly ride, worse than COVID

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Make an example of these men and HANG THEM if found guilty, just like what China would do.

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Let's keep Canada out of this - it's a story about drugs being shipped from UAE through China to Japan. How Canada treats its response to similar incidents is irrelevant to this story. And frankly, as a Canadian, I'm insulted by the fools who threw my country's name into their comments. Talk about specious.

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Don't do the crime if you can't do the time, don't do it.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbPlnRJQGrc

Watch this about how Fentanyl is devastating the U.S.

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Drug cartels should be dealt with like terrorists, forget lawyers, just forceful justice. Have to go after supporting cast as well, as so many make seemingly nice acceptable living supporting these drug cartels. Amazing how well they've corrupted their support network.

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Yep, Oppolds was legitimate pharma drug that became too profitable due to so many physicians prescribing. Like drug bubble fueling addiction, everyone making money. Sackler family just settled, cool $6billion.

High society drug dealing, medical community and big pharma but societal damage no different, just biz model.

World's true cesspool of unethical corruption, illicit drugs lowest of the low, no matter the biz model.

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Here is the story of the 2019, biggest, catch: https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13062890. well organized criminal activities. Also happened in early June -- the season when the East Asian northerlies are dying down and typhoons are not yet too frequent.

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"illegal stimulants", "suspicious powders" seems a slight bit vague! Are the Chiba Prefecture Police and Tokyo Customs unable to determine what specific "illegal stimulants" and "suspicious powders" they seized and are charging the accused with or is this information considered sensitive and being withheld?

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I guess if one is unaware that China is a one party communist state where the government is complicit in EVERYTHING, one might wonder what the significance of China trying to drug people in democratic nations.

I am aware and I think it is imperative to be suspicious of Chinese operatives in our midst.

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Death penalty in another country if they found drugs. Hope Japan will do the same

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one_consciousness

JT can you state the significance of these suspect's nationality being in the headline (or in the story at all)?

Highlighting the nationality of criminals especially while it services no public need to know, is harmful because:

Highlighting nationality can lead to unfair judgments based on stereotypes.

It fosters a false perception that all individuals from a nationality are potentially criminal.

It can create stigmatization, fear, and hostility towards certain communities.

Publicizing nationality can influence public opinion and hinder impartiality in the legal process.

> Revealing nationality without cause invades privacy and exposes innocent individuals to harm.

Please reconsider this practice in your reporting.

You hit the nail smack bang on the head!

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Indonesia executed two Australian Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in 2015 for attempting to smuggle about 8kg of Heroin to Australia out of Bali, some of us remember all diplomatic efforts that went on to stop the executions with no luck, in 2018 a total of 38 death sentences took place in Indonesia with overwhelming public support.

If japan does not handle this right and get it under control it will open the door to a drug overdose pandemic similar to what we are seeing across the globe.

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Indonesia executed two Australian Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in 2015 for attempting to smuggle about 8kg of Heroin to Australia out of Bali...

Eh? One might think the authorities in Bali would on the contrary feel grateful to the Australians for removing the poison out of the country? The violence perpetrated by Indonesians, a people that in 1965 "executed" a million or so of their own kind in one of the bloodiest massacres of the 20th century, is not something to be emulated. The "war on drugs" is unwinnable, as history proves. Only legalizaton and strict control with social care by government authorities can eliminate the lucrative business of criminal drug trafficking.

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Japan wouldn't dare piss off China. Good thing you aren't the PM

Really?  Japan has executed Chinese in the past. And China did nothing The  most recent example:

Japan executes Chinese man convicted of killing family in 2003.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan-executes-Chinese-man-convicted-of-killing-family-in-2003

I love tearing you up.

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Really? Japan has executed Chinese in the past. And China did nothing The most recent example:

Japan executes Chinese man convicted of killing family in 2003.

That's your most recent??? "2003?? 20 years ago? what a joke!

I love tearing you up.

Likewise.

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Excellent police work here! Chinese criminals smuggled it on a cargo ship departed from the UAE. Of course it is 'international'. Talk about stating the obvious. The Tokyo Police must have learned a lot from Kojak and Columbo to come to this conclusion. Bravo. Encore!

HaHa! Nice one Marc!

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Capital punishment is used in most East Asian countries and territories, including Japan, North Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Taiwan.  China executes more people than all other countries combined. The exact numbers of executions and death sentences are not publicly available, being considered a state secret by China. I doubt very much if China cares one bit about these 4 criminal drug runners, they would almost certainly bee executed if in China.

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