Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 30-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of violating the Sword and Firearms Control Law after he imported gun parts from the United States to Japan.
According to police, Yuhei Ito, who lives in Nagoya, imported parts for a firearm from the U.S. to Yokohama by air mail on June 12, Sankei Shimbun reported. The gun components were labeled “engine parts.” Customs agents notified police.
Police said Ito purchased the parts online for $55 and has denied the charge, claiming he did not intend to smuggle them in. He was quoted as saying that he bought the parts to attach them to an airsoft gun for use in playing a survival game.© Japan Today