Tokyo Police falsely arrests man for marijuana possession
TOKYO – The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has mistakenly arrested a man in his 20s for possessing marijuana on a street in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.
Tokyo Police falsely arrests man for marijuana possession (JNN)
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, on the night of September 26, two police officers from the Shibuya Police Station questioned a man in his 20s on the street in Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward. At that time, the man was in possession of something that looked like marijuana leaves, and when a simple test was conducted, the color of the leaves turned blue-violet, the same color as when they react to marijuana ingredients, so the man was arrested on suspicion of violating the Marijuana Control Law.
However, as a result of a formal evaluation at the Forensic Science Laboratory of the Metropolitan Police Department, no marijuana components were detected, the Metropolitan Police Department released the man on September 30 and apologized to him.
The Metropolitan Police Department explained, “It was necessary to comprehensively determine the necessity of arresting the man based on his words, actions, smell, etc., rather than relying on the test results. Our confirmation was inadequate,” the police explained, commenting, “We will provide thorough guidance to prevent a recurrence.
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