The Matsue District Public Prosecutor’s Office has indicted a 47-year-old man on suspicion of selling around 130,000 medical syringes to stimulant drug dealers.
According to Shimane Prefectural Police, Teruhisa Fujii, an unemployed resident of Kyoto, formerly worked as a biomedical equipment technician at a healthcare facility in Kyoto Prefecture, local media reported. He is accused of sending 27 packages containing 130,120 medical syringes between February 2020 and November 2021 to a man and woman trafficking stimulant drugs in Osaka City. He reportedly pocketed 8.65 million yen from the illegal transactions.
Shimane police launched a separate stimulant smuggling case in which three people were arrested last November for violating the Stimulants Control Law. Fujii’s name emerged as the person selling syringes to the suspects, and his case was sent to prosecutors in March.
According to the healthcare facility, Fujii resigned from his job in September 2021.© Japan Today