YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) Japan-based Canadian actor Jai West was arrested Thursday on suspicion of smuggling into Japan cookies containing marijuana from his country, police officials said.
West, 32, has appeared in a TV commercial for Tokyo Gas Co. and some Japanese TV dramas, according to his Web site.
He allegedly had an unknown person send him 330 grams of the cookies from a post office in Vancouver, British Columbia, via ship. The cargo arrived at Tokyo port on Feb. 10, they said.
He is also suspected of possessing 1.5 grams of pot when Kanagawa police searched his home in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward on March 12, they said.
West denied being involved in smuggling, saying his acquaintance sent the contraband, but he admitted possessing the drug for personal use, they said.
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