Takuma Sakuragi said a Nigerian man had asked him to carry a suitcase to China for him. Photo: Weibo
Takuma Sakuragi said a Nigerian man had asked him to carry a suitcase to China for him. Photo: Weibo
Drugs

Former Japanese politician’s appeal against drug trafficking conviction to be heard in Chinese court

  • Takuma Sakuragi was detained at Guangdong airport in 2013 carrying a suitcase containing more than 3kg (7.3lbs) of meth
  • The former city councillor appealed after being found guilty and said he had been tricked into carrying the drugs by a Nigerian man

Takuma Sakuragi said a Nigerian man had asked him to carry a suitcase to China for him. Photo: Weibo
Takuma Sakuragi said a Nigerian man had asked him to carry a suitcase to China for him. Photo: Weibo
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