Toyota spokesperson Julie Hamp in Japanese jail on suspicions of drug smuggling

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Yesterday, Toyota’s freshly-minted spokesperson Julie Hamp welcomed Frenchman Didier Leroy to the board of Toyota. Today, Ms. Hamp is in a Tokyo jail. According to the Asahi Shimbun Ms. Hamp was arrested on suspicions of drug smuggling. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department alleges that Hamp illegally imported drugs from the United States. She is denying the charges. [Continue Reading]