NAGOYA (Kyodo) The president of Nagoya-based glue maker Asai was arrested Friday on suspicion of selling pesticide-tainted rice to a dealer he knew would market it for human consumption.

Toshinori Asai, 57, allegedly sold around 570 tons of the tainted Chinese rice to the dealer in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, from 2006 to 2007 after purchasing it from the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry to ostensibly make glue, police said.

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