Police nab Iranian drug dealers in Japan

Oct. 21, 2004 at 4:43 AM
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SAITAMA, Japan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Japanese police have arrested three Iranians suspected of earning $1.8 million over 18 months through drug trafficking in the country.

Police in Saitama prefecture arrested two Iranians on suspicion of possessing cocaine and other illegal drugs with intent to sell them, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Thursday.

The third faced charges of distributing drugs to customers. His job was apparently to deliver the narcotics to users in the parking lots of convenience stores.

The three reportedly began their operation after purchasing a mobile phone full of drug users' phone numbers from another Iranian.

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