Police in Saitama and Gunma have cooperated to break up a cannabis cultivation operation discovered in Gunma Prefecture.
According to police, 214 plants were seized at an establishment rented by two Vietnamese men in Midori. The men, both aged 23, were arrested for violation of cannabis control laws, Fuji TV reported.
The men have also been charged over the possession of 5.5 kg of marijuana that was found in their car, police were quoted as saying.
Investigators say that three other cannabis cultivation facilities have been discovered in Saitama and Gunma since 2011. Police believe they were part of a Vietnamese drug smuggling operation and are investigating the possibility that this latest operation was also connected to the crime ring.© Japan Today