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SHIZUOKA (Kyodo) Police searched Yamaha Motor Co.’s headquarters in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, and other places Monday, looking for evidence the company illegally exported remote-controlled helicopters to China that could have military uses, investigative sources said.

The company specifically exported one of the unmanned choppers for spraying pesticides to China in December without obtaining permission from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in violation of the foreign exchange and trade law, the sources said.

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