Record drug seizures in Japan in 2019

Japan annual customs’ seizures have topped 3 tons for the first time since records began. In 2019, authorities seized 3,318kg across 1,046 cases, compared with 1,493kg over 871 cases in 2018. Seizures of stimulants doubled between 2018 and 2019 and were estimated to be worth ¥154.2bn.