Volkswagen’s Service Chief In Japan Booked For Drugs

Japan’s auto industry has another high-profile drug case to gossip about, as a top executive of Volkswagen Japan was arrested yesterday for alleged drug use. Per Japan’s national public broadcasting corporation NHK , the man, identified as German national Thomas Siebert, age 53, admitted using cocaine. You are finished when you do that in Japan.

According to this and subsequent reports in major Tokyo media, police received a tip-off from the customs office in nearby Yokohama. When customs inspected incoming overseas mail, “what seems to be drugs” was found. Police and customs raided the house of the German executive in Tokyo’s swank Akasaka district.

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