Police and Tokyo customs officials said Thursday they have arrested two men on suspicion of trying to smuggle some 6 tons of chlorofluorocarbon, a controlled ozone-depleting substance, into Japan.

Noboru Sakurai, 44, a broker of imported goods, and Takafumi Fukuie, 56, a self-styled financier, are suspected of violating the Customs Law by attempting to illegally import the CFCs in cans, police and customs officials said.

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