68 stores undergo 'dappo' drug checks in Tokyo

Jul 10, 2014

68 stores undergo 'dappo' drug checks in Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Thursday inspected 68 outlets known for selling “dappo” (loophole) drugs, which are not technically illegal but cause effects similar to illegal drugs. The inspections came after a revised ordinance took effect July 1 to prevent the abusive use of ...

Sep 20, 2013

Crimes linked to quasi-legal drugs triple in first half

Police dealt with 51 criminal cases linked to quasi-legal drugs in the first half of the year, according to official data from the National Police Agency. The number of cases is up 3.2-fold compared with the first half of 2012, reflecting tighter regulation of ...