During questioning by police in November of last year, Yoshinori Tanita was found to be in possession of a block of cocaine weighing 500 grams in a pants pocket on a street in the Kabukicho red-light district.
Tanita, who has been charged with possession of cocaine with an intent to sell, denies the charges. “I got it from a foreigner,” the suspect is quoted by police. “I didn’t know looking after it was illegal.”
Police are now attempting to determine how the suspect obtained the drugs.