• Kyodo


A 73-year-old Japanese man arrested last year on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island for drug trafficking on Tuesday pleaded innocent to the charge.

Masaru Kawada, from Aichi Prefecture, was arrested at Minangkabau International Airport in the West Sumatra provincial capital of Padang on Nov. 22 upon arrival from Kuala Lumpur after customs officials discovered 2.7 kg of methamphetamine in his luggage.

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