Japan Arrests 13 Iranians for Drug Smuggling
Thirteen Iranians, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested in Tokyo for violating the narcotic drugs control law, reported the official Iranian news agency Thursday, quoting a report.
Japan's Kyodo news agency said that the authorities also arrested 12 Japanese on suspicion of violating the same law.
The Japanese were caught while in the act of buying stimulants and other drugs sold by the group, it said.
Law enforcement authorities who raided the group's hideout said seven kinds of drugs, including about 182 grams of stimulants, some 2.5 kilograms of cannabis resin and 126 Ecstasy pills, with a total estimated street value of 36.6 million yen, were seized. Most of the 13 Iranians who were arrested entered Japan on fake passports, Kyodo said, adding that investigations revealed many tactics used by alleged offenders to conceal their activities.
The tactics included using magnets to conceal purses containing illicit drugs hidden in the bottom of vending machines, said the agency – Albawaba.com
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