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Police officer arrested after stimulants found in his work desk

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A 51-year-old assistant police inspector in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamines after he allegedly hid the stimulants in his desk drawer at work.

Police said Kazumasa Nakagawa, who works in the Organized Crime Division at Asakusa police station, was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating the Stimulants Control Act, Kyodo News reported. Police said Nakagawa has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “The drugs were in my possession for rapid test purposes, but I never used them.”

According to reports, police at the Drugs and Firearms Division received an anonymous tip in March about Nakagawa keeping stimulants in his work desk.

Nakagawa has been working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for 28 years, investigating drug cases for the last 10 years.

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“The drugs were in my possession for rapid test purposes, but I never used them.”

A cop in possession of drugs during work can be very dangerous as they can be used to frame somebody up, hopefully this kind of thing doesnt happen here

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A cop in possession of drugs during work can be very dangerous as they can be used to frame somebody up, hopefully this kind of thing doesnt happen here

That maybe was the purpose of this. But someone must have been irked by him and decided to throw him under the bus. Dirty politics.

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That is a very specific anonymous tip… seems like there is a lot more to the story.

Police should be squeaky clean when it comes to these things - depending on the circumstances he may deserve some sympathy, but equally he could have been going around planting drugs on suspects… who knows! Nakagawa-san was foolish at best.

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Blood test and hair sample would sort it out, surveillance camera footage of who had access to his desk. why would he keep it in his desk, when he probably has a car outside?

good makings for a cop drama though.

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He shoulda just stuck to chasing his espresso with a Monster….

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Sounds like Tokyo Vice! (Now on HBO max)

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Finally Rich...

A cop in possession of drugs during work can be very dangerous as they can be used to frame somebody up,

Justasking....

That maybe was the purpose of this. But someone must have been irked by him and decided to throw him under the bus.

I think the two of you have solved this case.

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See, what had happen was………

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Could have been planted

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Could have just been an oversight - if you work in the drugs division, you would probably come across small quantities from time to time and may have simply forgotten to log it as evidence.

Ultimately the drugs were in a police station, not on the streets or in his home.

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make him an example and kick him out on to the street, there is no excuse, he should be fired

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Lamilly

Could have been planted

Did you miss the part that clearly stated "Police said Nakagawa has admitted to the charge..." in this very very short article?

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No police officer has ever been indicted in Japan.

He will apologize and get a juicy golden retirement.

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@garypen Have you thought about he too could have been forced to admit the charge. Being a cop doesn't make him any different from any of the other criminals they interrogate?

Lamilly

Could have been planted

Did you miss the part that clearly stated "Police said Nakagawa has admitted to the charge..." in this very very short article?

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No police officer has ever been indicted in Japan.

Wrong.

He will apologize and get a juicy golden retirement.

Conclusion based on faulty premise. Almost definitely wrong.

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Yeah. disciplined.

Wonder how hard are they on the discipline.

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Who was going through his personal desk drawer? Looks like a set up?

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The drugs were in my possession for rapid test purposes?

He was very slow to do the testing!

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Something we have all overlooked. He could be telling the truth.

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Anonymous tip ?

This article is stimulating.

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At some point being a police drives them to act over the rules, keeping drugs is obviously over power to plant them on someone, hopefully not me. Bad apple case, as Donald Trump use to say - You're fired !

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kaimycahl

Being a cop doesn't make him any different from any of the other criminals they interrogate?

It most certainly does.

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With the informations provided I would believe him so far. Anyway, that illegal stuff has to be fully and exactly weighed, registered and stored centrally elsewhere in the police building and only given out for any work related procedures with registration, signing and a written permission or order by a higher ranked officer.

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The drugs were in my possession to do rapid testing

As in......smoke some meth and WOOOOOOO.....yeah they've past the test

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