Japanese authorities found 220kg of gold concealed in components for car suspension systems that arrived at Narita Airport. File photo

Japan arrests Israelis found with US$17 million of gold from Hong Kong

  • Record bust comes amid warnings yakuza gangs have turned their attention to gold smuggling
  • Tax change has made gold more expensive in Japan than in nearby markets such as Hong Kong
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Japanese authorities found 220kg of gold concealed in components for car suspension systems that arrived at Narita Airport. File photo
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.