• Kyodo


Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Russian gangster suspected of smuggling drugs from Russia and selling them to an Iranian organized crime group operating mainly in eastern Japan, police sources said Wednesday.

The 39-year-old Russian, who was not identified, is accused of smuggling opium and cannabis into Toyama Prefecture from Southeast Asia via Russia and selling the drugs to an Iranian crime group operating mainly in Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, the sources said.

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