Hiroshima police: University student attempted to smuggle marijuana inside hot dog

A 21-year-old female university student allegedly smuggled marijuana into Japan concealed inside a hot dog
A 21-year-old female university student allegedly smuggled marijuana into Japan concealed inside a hot dog (Wikipedia)

HIROSHIMA (TR) – Hiroshima Prefectural Police have arrested a 21-year-old female university student for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana into Japan by concealing it inside a hot dog.

According to an office of Japan Customs in Hiroshima City, Risa Yorizane, a resident of Naka Ward, was found in possession of 0.97 grams of marijuana inside a plastic bag that had been inserted between the buns of a hot dog sandwich upon her arrival at Hiroshima Airport via a flight from Shanghai, China on September 19.

On the following day, police arrested Yorizane on suspicion of violating the Marijuana Control Law. “I wasn’t hiding [the marijuana]. I just forgot about it,” the suspect told police in denying the allegations.

The marijuana was found during a search of Yorizane’s carry-on luggage by customs officials who then alerted police. Prior to Shanghai, the suspect visited Europe, according to police.

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