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International drug smugglers targeting Japan

  • April 3, 2018
  • , NHK
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NHK’s “Close-up Gendai +” reported on a surge in the smuggling of stimulant drugs into Japan, saying that the annual amount of confiscated stimulants in 2017 exceeded 1,000 kg for the second year in a row. According to the program, the street value of stimulant drugs in Japan is the highest in the world, and international crime organizations and Japanese crime syndicates are working together to smuggle them into Japan. Lately the volume of stimulants smuggled into Japan from Taiwan is increasing and the smugglers’ methods are becoming more and more sophisticated. 

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