Tokyo police are investigating whether there is an extensive drug-smuggling network behind last month’s arrest of a Taiwanese man.
They arrested 37-year-old Chung Chia-hsien on charges of smuggling 152 kilograms of illegal stimulants, valued at a street price of more than 90 million dollars, from China to Japan in October.
The police and Tokyo Customs say the stimulants were hidden in a container ship traveling from a port in the Chinese province of Fujian to Tokyo.
They were delivered to an apartment in Tokyo’s Adachi ward. The suspect came to the apartment while police officers were staking it out.
The authorities say he admitted to the charges.
They suspect that he is just a trafficker working for a large drug-smuggling group.
Japan’s finance ministry says the volume of stimulants confiscated this year has risen to a record high for the past 10 years.
Source and image: NHK