Japan mulling legislation to ban smuggling of wagyu genetic materials

National Jan 20, 2020

Japan mulling legislation to ban smuggling of wagyu genetic materials

The agriculture ministry will propose a new law aimed at preventing the smuggling to other countries of genetic materials, such as fertilized eggs and semen, related to wagyu cattle. The envisioned law allows requests for injunctions against improper trading of such genetic materials and, if ...

158 kg of meth bound for Japan seized in Thailand

National / Crime & Legal Nov 15, 2019

158 kg of meth bound for Japan seized in Thailand

A 44-year-old Thai man was arrested Thursday after 158 kg of methamphetamine were seized from treadmills bound for Japan, according to Thai authorities. Police called it the largest single seizure of "ice," as the drug is known, headed for Japan. A tipoff led the Central Narcotics ...