• Kyodo


A man linked to a Hokkaido police inspector arrested on a drug charge hanged himself in an apparent suicide Thursday in a detention facility in Sapporo’s Higashi Ward, police sources said, noting this was the second suicide connected with the case.

The 40-year-old man, whose name was not provided, had been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs. He allegedly had been providing former police inspector Yoshiaki Inaba, who has been charged with using stimulants, with information about criminal activity.

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