Agence France-PresseNovember 15, 2013 04:31
A 70-year-old local Japanese politician has been arrested in China on drugs charges, officials said Friday, in a case that could draw the death penalty.
The septuagenarian, who was detained at the airport on October 31 in the southern metropolis Guangzhou, had three kilos of what are suspected to be illegal stimulants, the Japanese foreign ministry said, citing Chinese authorities.
"At present, the local authorities are going through legal procedures to put him on trial," a Japanese official said.
He did not identify the suspect.