YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) A second-division sumo wrestler was arrested Friday for possessing marijuana in the latest stain on the image of the ancient sport, police said.

Kanagawa Prefectural Police apprehended Wakakirin, 25, and musician Tsutomu Hirano, 30, in Tokyo in connection with possession of cannabis. Wakakirin, whose real name is Shinichi Suzukawa, is the first Japanese sumo wrestler to be arrested for pot.

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