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Pubdate: June 24, 1999
Source: Compuserve Japan Forum "Daily News"

400 kg of marijuana seized in Nagoya

Law enforcement officials have confiscated 400 kilograms of dried marijuana from a container left in Nagoya port by a Panamanian-flagged container ship, police said Tuesday. [1]

The amount, which police say has an estimated street value of 2 billion yen, [2] is the second-biggest single haul of marijuana ever made in Japan, after the 450 kg seized in Osaka in 1993.

The drug was found in 120 pouches concealed in a container filled with gravel that was unloaded from the 18,487-ton ACX Lilac which entered Nagoya port June 5. The pouches contained 40 lumps of marijuana that weighed some 80 grams each and resembled glue.

Compuserve Japan Forum "Daily News"
June 24, 1999


[1] That's June 22, 1999. The freighter arrived from the Philippines.

[2] US$16.5 million or JPY 5000 / gram. See also: marijuana prices

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