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Filipino man arrested after 10 guns, 200 bullets found in vacated room

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There is a hell of a lot more to this story, and while it's the system here, sure the cops arrested the guy, AFTER he turned himself in.

He was arrested for allegedly possessing one of the guns found inside suitcases at the construction company dormitory room.

Just how do the cops know he was in possession of one of the guns from inside the suitcase? And if he was "arrested" for that reason why did he turn himself in?

There is a hell of a lot missing in details! Rush to put out sensationalism, but never a rush for accuracy!

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I’ll take a guess, he was turning in information about weapons left in a suit case to frame him

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Just how do the cops know he was in possession of one of the guns from inside the suitcase? 

Perhaps when followup reports are published it will be explained. In the meantime, a possibly way shouldn't be too hard to imagine for any non-Japanese who has been fingerprinted for their alien registration card or at an immigration entry point in Japan.

One of the guns may have had his fingerprints on it, and if they identify the occupant of the room, and then match fingerprints on the gun to those of that occupant, it can be considered reasonable evidence of possession above and beyond the mere fact of the suitcase containing guns and ammunition being in his room. It also usefully casts doubt on any story - a common defence - that he was looking after the suitcase for someone and was unaware of the contents.

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Hoping to go home and get a job with Durete?

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Perhaps when followup reports are published it will be explained. In the meantime, a possibly way shouldn't be too hard to imagine for any non-Japanese who has been fingerprinted for their alien registration card or at an immigration entry point in Japan.

Right and everything else you wrote afterwards is an assumption about what may have happened. However you fail to take into account that the guy turned himself in.....so everything you wrote is moot!

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However you fail to take into account that the guy turned himself in.....so everything you wrote is moot!

Well spotted, until more details are available it's not possible to say with any certainty what happened. There are many reasons why he may have "turned himself in" I was simply outlining a way in which the police could have found quite strong evidence of possession even before this man was arrested - since you put the question "how do they know?". They already have access to fingerprints of non-Japanese residents, regardless of criminal record.

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Turned himself in for what ? The story is a big confusing.

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I saw the word "automatic". That means machine gun, like Hollywood spray bullets everywhere kind of gun. Even these are dang near impossible to get in the US.

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The word 'patsy' springs to mind. What's the bet he was holding them for his boss, who is also a Yak. This is why he is remaining quiet about it. The Yaks will do far worse to him if he blabs than the cops will do if he remains silent. I love the way the article plugs the Filipino point. These guns belong to a Japanese crime syndicate member. Ask yourself, how would a 29 year old Filipino construction worker get ahold of so many automatic weapons in Japan? And, why would he have them at all? He's the 'keeper' and the 'patsy'.

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He was probably a pick up man. A sort of middle man between smugglers and clients. His Nationality is expected, because the Philippines have extensive illegal and legal arms manufacturers; sometimes entire towns churning out handmade counterfeit guns.

The yak are also known to send out troublesome members/mules on “suicide missions” to frame them.

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construction company + japan + guns = ya......

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Yup, I bet the Y made him an offer he could not refuse. In a sense it would be a relief to walk into a police station.

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