Ness Wadia gets a two-year jail term in Japan for keeping drugs. Earlier in March this year he was arrested with 25 grams of cannabis resin at New Chitose Airport.
Industrialist Ness Wadia has been sentenced a two-year jail term by a Japanese court over the possession of drugs. The judgement came after Wadia was reportedly arrested with 25 grams of cannabis resin at New Chitose Airport.
“Wadia spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20. He also spent an undisclosed period of detention before a court hearing,” claimed a report by the Financial Times. Wadia’s two-year sentence has been suspended for five-years. This means he will not be arrested till the time he commits any other crime during the specified period.
According to the reports, the Wadia group’s heir was on a skiing holiday and has returned to India. A court official has been quoted saying that the 47-year-old has admitted to the possession of drugs. Wadia claimed that those were for his personal use. He was arrested earlier in March 2019 at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
However, the spokesperson of the Wadia group has said that the sentencing will not affect him. “The judgement is clear. It is a suspended sentence. Hence it will not impact Ness Wadia in the discharge of any of his responsibilities. He will continue to play the role that he has done hitherto, both within the Group and outside,” the spokesperson said.
As per US Embassy, it is illegal to bring over-the-counter medicines in Japan, including inhalers and allergy medications. It says that the import of stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and amphetamines, are strictly prohibited in Japan. These drugs cannot be allowed even when accompanied by a custom declaration and a copy of the prescription.