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Komukai denies drug allegations; says she is not afraid of arrest

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Fugitive Japanese TV personality, actress and stripper Minako Komukai, 25, who is accused of buying stimulants, spoke with Japanese media for the first time after the allegations were announced earlier this month. “I’m not a fugitive or a criminal,” Komukai told a Shukan Post journalist, who flew to Manila and succeeded in arranging an interview with her on Feb 14.

Komukai also revealed that she is not afraid of getting arrested and announced her intention to return to Japan from Manila shortly. She also denied reports that she was pregnant, that had been rumored by several media sources.

Tokyo Metropolitan Police issued a warrant for Komukai’s arrest after a group of Iranian drug dealers were arrested in Tokyo and Komukai’s name was found in their customers’ list.

Komukai was found guilty of amphetamine possession in February 2009 and given an 18-month prison term, suspended for three years. She only worked periodically last year, mainly as a stripper and in a bondage film.

Despite active cooperation from the Philippines Bureau of Immigration, Japanese police have failed to arrest Komukai and are also urging cooperation from the Japanese Foreign Ministry to issue a passport confiscation warrant that would presumably increase pressure on Komukai. Police say that Komukai’s expulsion from the Philippines is only a matter of time.

Komukai was spotted in public by TV Asahi reporters in the Makati area of Manila on Feb 11, accompanied by an unidentified male. Expectations for her return to Japan fell after she canceled her flight to Narita on Feb 16. No one has heard or seen her since.

The four-page interview with Komukai is published in the March 4 edition of Shukan Post that went on sale Monday.

© Compiled from news reports

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They want to nail her to the cross.

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Guilty or not.

People on a suspended sentence are not supposed to leave the country without notifying their officers. Which can cancel her suspended sentence and land her in jail for the duration.

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If they don`t find anything on her or at her place she should be a free woman. If her system is clean even more so.

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Drugs or not she is HOT!

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She fled, bottom line, as Zenny is absolutely right -- you can't leave the country when on a suspended sentence. That in itself is against the suspension (probation) and she should get the 18 months previously sentenced. Beyond that, if the current investigation proves her guilty again, she should get more time.

Agree she's pretty hot, but still. It's just a shame the police don't make this much effort on murder suspects.

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She fled? What evidence is there?

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Minako scares me. I can't say what exactly about her makes me shiver.. but she does :( Just like Nicole Kidman- scary woman..

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She should be sentenced to live under house arrest for a year - in my apartment.

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ronaldk: "She fled? What evidence is there?"

Ah, yes... sorry... after her name was found on an Iranian drug dealer's list and a warrant was in the works she decided quite timely to take a trip to the Philippines, where she holed up in a high security hotel with contacts she has there. Nah... wasn't fleeing.

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I wouldn't come back to Japan if I were her.

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I feel sorry for her, she is so pale and she must be using lots and lots of UV sun screen, because I am sure the sun down in the Philippines must be hell of strong like in my dear Mexico.

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My all time favorite opening of a JT article is now "Fugitive Japanese TV personality, actress and stripper Minako Komukai..." Belongs in a novel.

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We dont know the terms of her suspended sentance, but I wud hazard a guess she is allowed to leave Jpn because otherwise wudnt they have taken her passport & not allowed her to get a new one......but then again keystones are involved so who the hell knows.

Assuming her travel hasnt broken terms of suspension I wud say at best the cops cud ask her to come in for questioning, how the hell can someone be arrested if their name is on some dealers phone.... that wud mean a hellava lot of Japanese are in for it as a lot of people have the same name LOL.

But perhaps she did take my advice which I will repeat here, if any of you even think you might be in trouble with the law, even tho you know yr 1000000% innocent imo its a good idea to leave Jpn, its the only chance you have of fair anything, you stay yr definitely done for!

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What baffles me is:

Why Iranian drug dealers keep customer names in full names, not nicknames

Why did she give her number to them as opposed to getting a some kind of pre-paid keitai or just use skype?

If above two are false, I am shocked that phone company gave out private information that easily.
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And to add to this, I don't think her crime is worth the effort or tax payers money. So she smokes crack at home. big deal! she doesn't hurt anybody, her crimes have no victims. concentrate on real crimes please!

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What baffles me is:

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Why Iranian drug dealers keep customer names in full names, not nicknames

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Why did she give her number to them as opposed to getting a some kind of pre-paid keitai or just use skype?

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If above two are false, I am shocked that phone company gave out private information that easily.

The answer is: Not all criminals are the brightest people on earth.

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I wonder if these are the same Iranian guys that I got in trouble with for buying 'fake' phone cards back in the 80's.

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I wonder how much meth she had on her. Here in J-Land if they find any amount, even if it is NOT enough to even get high on, you are busted. KInd of a waste of time and tax payer money.

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If junkies turned themselves in to the police, like murderers and hit and run drivers seem to have to do before they get caught, it would save a lot of man hours.

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@xrc

Here in J-Land if they find any amount, even if it is NOT enough to even get high on, you are busted.

Not necessarily. A friend of mine got caught at Fukuoka airport with a few grams of dope (not meth, but still...) in his jacket pocket after a trip back home. The customs guy stared him in the face, told him to be "very careful" and sent him on his way.

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Not necessarily. A friend of mine got caught at Fukuoka airport with a few grams of dope (not meth, but still...) in his jacket pocket after a trip back home. The customs guy stared him in the face, told him to be "very careful" and sent him on his way.

LOL, WHAT??!!! You kidding? I got caught speeding once as was told the same thing, but dope? noooo!!! I bet the customs guy was a smoker :D

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So she smokes crack at home. big deal! she doesn't hurt anybody, her crimes have no victims. concentrate on real crimes please!

If she smokes crack at home, she will resort to real crimes soon enough. Granted, she is not charged with possession of crack, but I am shocked that you would equate crack with (say) pot in such a dismissive fashion. I firmly believe crack will turn people into violent criminals.

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According to the news now.

Looks like she is on her way back to japan, apparently she will be wearing the same fashion bracelets after arrival as LL will soon.

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