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AV star Minako Komukai admits to drug use as Tokyo trial begins

Minako Komukai
Minako Komukai
TOKYO (TR) – During her first hearing at the Tokyo District Court on Friday, adult video (AV) actress Minako Komukai admitted to using stimulant drugs, reports TBS News (April 16).

“Accumulated stress due to a fight with my boyfriend and work exceeded my limits, and I used stimulant drugs,” said a tearful Komukai, attired in a black jacket and pants.

According to Tokyo Sports (April 16), the actress added that she wished to stop using stimulant drugs altogether.

On February 6, officers from the narcotics drugs control division of a government health and welfare bureau arrested Komukai after finding 0.1 grams of stimulant drugs in her apartment in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward.

The actress, 29, was reportedly uneasy on her feet when she was taken into custody.

This is Komukai’s third arrest on drug charges over the past six years. In 2009, the Tokyo District Court handed down a guilty ruling and a prison sentence of 18 months, suspended for three years. After her arrest two years later, she was not prosecuted due to a lack of evidence.

In the current trial, prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison term. The next hearing is scheduled for April 27.