A 44-year-old career bureaucrat employed at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has been arrested by the ministry’s Narcotics Control Department for possessing stimulant drugs and marijuana.
According to an agent involved in the investigation, Mitsuhiro Fukuzawa, who is an assistant director for the elementary and secondary education bureau, has admitted to violating both the Stimulant Control and Cannabis Control Law following his arrest on Tuesday, Fuji TV reported.
According to an official from the Narcotics Control Department, Fukuzawa is accused of possessing several grams of stimulant drugs and marijuana found during a raid on his residence in Shinjuku Ward on Tuesday. A search of his office turned up stimulant drugs inside a plastic bag and several syringes stored in his desk.
Police quoted Fukuzawa as saying he had the stimulant drugs for his own personal use. Officials at the Narcotics Control Department suspect that Fukuzawa also used the drugs at his workplace in the ministry building.© Japan Today