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Yakuza used subway station locker to peddle stimulant drugs

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a member of a criminal syndicate over the alleged possession of stimulant drugs with intent to sell, reports TBS News (May 14).

On Monday, police accused Yukio Chiba. 60, of possessing a bag containing 0.9 grams of kakuseizai, or stimulant drugs.

“I can’t do normal work since I’m a gangster. I had no choice but to sell stimulant drugs in order to live,” Chiba told police in admitting to the allegations.

Yukio Chiba (Twitter)

According to police, Chiba stored stimulant drugs inside a coin-operated locker at Kita-Sando Station, located on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line.

An officer apprehended Chiba, a member of the Kanto Sekine-gumi, when he opened the locker.

The officer found a total of 18 grams of stimulant drugs, with an estimated street value of 1.13 million yen, and syringes inside the locker, police said.