A public corporation official on loan from the scandal-hit Finance Ministry and a high school teacher are among a group of five men arrested on suspicion of buying and possessing amphetamine stimulants, police said March 19.

The official was identified as Takashi Hata, 42, a division chief in the Tokyo office of the state-run Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority, which manages bridges linking the country’s largest and smallest main islands — Honshu and Shikoku.

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