Jul 29, 2014

China indicts Japanese politician for drug smuggling

Chinese prosecutors have indicted a Japanese politician for carrying illegal drugs last year at an airport in the country, a source said Tuesday. Takuma Sakuragi, 70, a member of the Inazawa Municipal Assembly in Aichi Prefecture, was taken into custody Oct. 31 after about ...

In a first, Honduras extradites drug suspect to U.S.

May 9, 2014

In a first, Honduras extradites drug suspect to U.S.

Honduras has extradited a suspected drug trafficker to the United States for the first time, the U.S. State Department said Friday. Carlos Arnoldo Lobo, 40, was extradited on Thursday, spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement. Lobo, who is indicted on U.S. drug trafficking ...

Jan 6, 2014

Haneda airport sees stimulant seizures soar

The amount of stimulant drugs seized at Tokyo’s Haneda airport has grown sharply since it started accepting international flights in October 2010, customs data show. A total of 35.7 kg of stimulants were seized at Tokyo International Airport in the first 10 months of ...

Oct 23, 2013

Top court voids acquittal of British drug smuggler

The Supreme Court has quashed an appeal by a British man convicted of smuggling stimulant drugs into Japan from the west African country of Benin in June 2010, letting stand a high court’s overturning of his acquittal in a lay judge trial. Robert Geoffrey ...

Jul 24, 2013

U.S. veteran extradited over drug smuggling

A former U.S. Navy sailor suspected of smuggling drugs into Japan through the military mail service in 2004 has been extradited from the United States, Japanese police said Wednesday. Jonathan Octavio Nunez, 31, is the first suspect to be transferred to Japan under a ...