In a significant court ruling, the Fukuoka District Court acquitted a 72-year-old Indian man accused of smuggling approximately 2 kilograms of stimulants from Korea to Fukuoka Airport. The man, originally charged under the Stimulant Control Law and Customs Law, faced allegations of transporting a suitcase on behalf of another individual. The court, however, found insufficient evidence to prove his awareness of the illegal contents within the suitcase. Emphasizing that he had conducted a thorough inspection of the suitcase, the court highlighted his belief that he could prevent the transport of illegal substances. The verdict pointed out the absence of strong, specific doubt regarding the suitcase’s contents. Following the ruling, the Fukuoka District Public Prosecutor’s Office announced plans to review the judgment and respond accordingly. Source: NHK
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