Tomigusuku Police Station and Okinawa Regional Customs announced on Dec. 16 that they had arrested and filed papers with the public prosecutor on a 24-year-old American man with no fixed address on charges of violating the Stimulants Control Act and the Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law (simple smuggling). The allegation is that he was in possession of illegal drugs, including pills containing stimulants, at a security checkpoint in the international terminal at Naha Airport. The police station has not disclosed whether the suspect is pleading guilty or not guilty to the charge. Okinawa Regional Customs filed a criminal complaint against the man dated Dec. 9 to the Naha District Court on suspicion of violating the customs law.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of smuggling nine pills containing stimulants and a piece of paper (0.049 grams) containing an illegal drug (LSD) on a flight to Naha Airport that departed from Incheon International Airport in South Korea at around 12:10 p.m. on Nov. 22.