Yakuza used subway station locker to peddle stimulant drugs
Written by tokyoclub on May 14, 2021
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.
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.