The former husband of pop singer Noriko Sakai has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
It is the third time that Yuichi Takaso, 48, has been arrested on drug possession charges, Fuji TV reported. Takaso was arrested in 2009 for possession of stimulants, for which he received a suspended term, and again in 2012, after narcotics were mailed in his name to his parents' home in Tokyo. He was not indicted in that case.
Sakai, popularly known as Nori-P, was also arrested in August 9 on drug possession charges and received a three-year suspended sentence.
In the latest incident, Takaso was arrested at his apartment in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Friday. Police said they found 0.59 grams of a so-called "dangerous drug," while investigating another case involving the distribution of illegal drugs, Fuji TV reported.© Japan Today