Brazilian reported for alleged marijuana trafficking in Japan used porch lights as signalsPosted by On

This photo proved by Saitama Prefectural Police shows marijuana and stimulant drugs seized from the suspect’s home.

SAITAMA — A joint Saitama and Gunma prefectural police task force sent documents on a Brazilian national facing trial to prosecutors on March 8, accusing him of additional offenses including violating the Cannabis Control Act by allegedly trafficking marijuana at his home, using different colored lights on his porch to signal customers.

The defendant, Mateus Kenji de Souza Hashimoto, an unemployed resident of the city of Ota, Gunma Prefecture, was reported to prosecutors for allegedly selling marijuana and other drugs to five male customers at his home from May to November 2022. The move by police brings their investigation into the case to a close, the joint task force said.

The 28-year-old man reportedly admitted to the allegations and told investigators, “It’s all true.”

According to police, the light on his front porch was lit blue when he was available for trafficking, and red when he wasn’t.

Saitama Prefectural Police’s drug and firearms division said he contacted customers in advance via social media and then handed over drugs at his doorstep. It is believed that he made tens of millions of yen in sales, at a conservative estimate, through trafficking, which he used to purchase brand-name goods and cars.

Approximately 86 grams of stimulants with a street value of 5.09 million…

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