A Mexican man has been arrested in Japan for attempting to smuggle 5.4 kilograms of stimulants into the country. Víctor Manuel Ramos Rodríguez, 50, was intercepted by customs authorities at Haneda Airport after arriving from a French airport on January 28. He had hidden the stimulants in eleven different bags concealed in hidden pockets in his underwear and vest, with the apparent purpose of selling them in Japan. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth 339 million yen (about $2.2 million). Japanese authorities suspect involvement of both domestic and foreign criminal organizations in the incident. Since the relaxation of immigration restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Haneda Airport has reported an increase in drug trafficking cases. This year’s rate has already exceeded that of last year, prompting customs authorities to strengthen their measures. Additionally, a recent snowstorm in Tokyo caused nearly a hundred domestic flights to be canceled and resulted in over 240 people being taken to hospitals due to falls.
They arrested a Mexican citizen in Japan who had more than 5 kilograms of stimulants hidden under his underwear