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.