Cambodian customs authorities pictured with Japanese national Nonaka Shunichi and the drugs found in his luggage at Phnom Penh International Airport. Photo: Handout Cambodian customs authorities pictured with Japanese national Nonaka Shunichi and the drugs found in his luggage at Phnom Penh International Airport. Photo: Handout
Cambodian customs authorities pictured with Japanese national Nonaka Shunichi and the drugs found in his luggage at Phnom Penh International Airport. Photo: Handout
Japan

Elderly drug mules: are Japan’s yakuza behind wave of arrests across Asia?

  • A growing number of hard-up older people appear to be being targeted by Japan’s criminal underworld to smuggle drugs internationally
  • Elderly passengers with drugs in their luggage were uncovered in China, Cambodia and Japan before the pandemic shut down air travel

Topic |   Japan
Cambodian customs authorities pictured with Japanese national Nonaka Shunichi and the drugs found in his luggage at Phnom Penh International Airport. Photo: Handout Cambodian customs authorities pictured with Japanese national Nonaka Shunichi and the drugs found in his luggage at Phnom Penh International Airport. Photo: Handout
Cambodian customs authorities pictured with Japanese national Nonaka Shunichi and the drugs found in his luggage at Phnom Penh International Airport. Photo: Handout
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