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Junior high school students arrested over suspected cocaine use in Gifu Prefecture

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Police in Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture, have arrested two junior high school boys, aged 14 and 15, on suspicion violating the Narcotics Control Law by using cocaine.

The two boys who are friends and attend the same school were arrested on March 11 after they were detained over another incident on March 10, NHK reported. A urine test detected traces of cocaine in their system.

Police said they are investigating how the boys obtained the cocaine. Gifu prefectural police said that over the past five years, they have arrested 33 boys under the age of 20 in drug cases. In five cases, the boys were high school students.

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Police said they are investigating how the boys obtained the cocaine. Gifu prefectural police said that over the past five years, they have arrested 33 boys under the age of 20 in drug cases. In five cases, the boys were high school students.

High school boys are experimenting with drugs.

Action News at 11.

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Hard drug use at 14 & 15. The street price of cocaine is ¥70,000 to ¥100,000 per gram.

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Makes you wonder how they were able to get it. @ wallace - That value is really skyrocketing. How did they get the money?

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Imagine if you are an ALT from that school. How would you explain that to your family?

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I am truly shocked to be reading this story.

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What were they doing?

Hanging out with the Cocaine Bear in the woods?

Who’s dealing coke in Gifu? Even more so, how are two JHS boys getting the funds to even purchase, said coke?

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The curiosity of the young will always trump the rules made by the old. In a country lagging decades behind more enlightened societies there is no sensible advice for the young nor humane legislation adequate to deal honestly with the perennial human need for drug-taking.

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Where on earth are you getting those prices from Wallace?

They are completely inaccurate, from what I have independently heard and read.

Divide that by seven and you are about right.

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The REAL question is...

WHO is supplying these youngsters?

And do these suppliers have foreign connections, ie, a certain communist dictatorship?

Japan's enemies will engage in "lateral combat" by targeting Japanese communities, Japanese youth and Japanese social order.......and not just the military.

Death sentence should be given to the suppliers and examples should be made of them.

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Settle down Wesley.

I don’t think North Korean or Chinese agents are roaming the wilds of Gifu Prefecture searching for teenagers to give drugs to.

Have you considered the possibility that these youngsters have a connection to a local, Japanese dealer?

Honestly, the imagination some people have.

And, your suggestion of executing low level criminals, such as street drug dealers - laughable, ridiculous and completely absurd in a developed country.

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And, your suggestion of executing low level criminals, such as street drug dealers - laughable, ridiculous and completely absurd in a developed country.

Not low level criminals. Cut off the head of the snake. To prevent its venom from spreading to the rest of the developed society.

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With all the complexities that Japan has, and this life further deteriorates slowly, but surely you are going to see arise and drug use. And for many years, the Japanese tried to avoid the drug issue, they never tried to talk about it, nor tried to teach children about the harmful effects of drugs, they just said drugs are bad, and that’s the end of the argument this will also bite them in the rear.

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Wesley,

If you want to live in a society that executes drug dealers, perhaps you should consider relocating to Saudi Arabia or Iran or somewhere like that.

You are very much in the minority with such extreme views.

The rest of us more reasonable, moderate thinkers are satisfied with the current system of custodial sentences for such criminals.

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And, with regards to your pondering of where drugs in Japan come from Wesley.

You would imagine the Yakuza are behind it and they possibly source their product from China and North Korea, or South East Asia. Or Europe….

I think it is fairly ludicrous of you to suggest that the sellers in these countries’ prime motivations are to destabilise Japan and to corrupt its youth.

It’s a business and all parties are doing it to make money, as simple as that.

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Disaffected youth in all countries seek an escape, this is just the Gifu version, which may involve yakuza if these are bosozoku type young ruffians.

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Coke is not hard to find in the financial districts here. Whether people are risk tolerant enough to do it considering Japan’s drug laws is another issue. So I’d be more interested in to know how these kids got their hand on it because, as another poster said, it’s not cheap.

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Imagine if you are an ALT from that school. How would you explain that to your family?

"The guttersnipes at my school are hittin up the hard stuff!"

Maybe something like that?

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@stewart gale. South America?

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Stewart Gale Today 04:58 pm JST

..source their product from China and North Korea...

I think it is fairly ludicrous of you to suggest that the sellers in these countries’ prime motivations are to destabilise Japan and to corrupt its youth.

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist.

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Wesley,

Sorry, you’ve lost me.

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Today, information technology is well developed. It is not surprising.

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Man, really have anything in vending machines nowadays.

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So I’d be more interested in to know how these kids got their hand on it because, as another poster said, it’s not cheap.

Economies of scale and mass production. Make enough supply and it can dramatically reduce the price.

And I'm betting vending machines. They really got everything in them.

(^○^)

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