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An official from the video industry’s censorship body was arrested with four other men Saturday on suspicion of inappropriately checking and consequently allowing about 13,000 obscene adult DVDs to enter the market.

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Katsumi Ono, 51, head of the screening department at the Nihon Ethics of Video Association, along with four men involved in the video industry, including Hiroyuki Gorokawa, 46, and Yukio Umezawa, 49. Gorokawa and Umezawa both run DVD production companies.

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