• Kyodo


Police in Guangdong province, China, have formally arrested a 70-year-old municipal assembly member from Aichi Prefecture for allegedly possessing illegal drugs, local officials said Monday.

Takuma Sakuragi, a member of the Inazawa Municipal Assembly, was taken into custody at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport on Oct. 31 after 3 kg of crystal methamphetamine was found hidden in his suitcase when he was passing through the security check on his way back to Japan, a statement by officials said.

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