Police have arrested a man for allegedly selling stimulants and marijuana, and carrying a concealed firearm.
Yasushi Toriyama, 47, an unemployed resident in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward, was arrested on suspicion of violating the Stimulants Control Law, the Cannabis Control Law and the Firearm Control Law, police said. Toriyama reportedly had business cards giving his title as “supreme advisor” of a yakuza group based in Kyushu, and police are currently investigating his background.
Toriyama is suspected of possessing 145 grams of stimulants, 275 grams of marijuana, a U.S.-made revolver and 10 live bullets in his apartment on Nov. 23. Toriyama reportedly admitted to the allegations, saying that those items belonged to him and the drugs were intended for sale. He has not revealed how he obtained them.
According to investigative sources, Toriyama’s apartment is located in a residential district near Shinozaki Station on the Toei Shinjuku subway line, and individuals believed to his customers were frequently spotted visiting the apartment during stakeouts. Police believe that Toriyama accepted orders by phone and sold the drugs at home.