Pubdate: 16 Oct 1998
Source: Japan Times
Furniture held pot; cops bag four
Four men have been arrested in a drug bust at a warehouse
in Kanagawa Prefecture that netted a record 100 kg of cannabis
resin - in apparent violation of the Hemp Control Act, police
Police said the four, all Japanese, were arrested Tuesday
when they came to the warehouse in Sagamihara to pick up
imported furniture in which the drug, with a reported street
value of Y800 million, was hidden.
The drug was the largest amount of cannabis resin in a single
seizure in Japan.
According to police, the furniture arrived at Yokohama port
aboard a freighter from Indonesia earlier this month.
October 16, 1998