USS Ronald Reagan sailor accused of smuggling drugs into Japan

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An unnamed USS Ronald Reagan sailor has been accused of violating Japan's Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law in relation to a drug-smuggling case.  KENNETH ABBATE/U.S. NAVY
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An unnamed USS Ronald Reagan sailor has been accused of violating Japan's Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law in relation to a drug-smuggling case. KENNETH ABBATE/U.S. NAVY

USS Ronald Reagan sailor accused of smuggling drugs into Japan

by: Caitlin Doornbos | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: May 15, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Japanese police have accused a 24-year-old USS Ronald Reagan sailor of smuggling drugs into the country.

Police submitted documents to prosecutors Monday saying the unnamed sailor violated Japan’s Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law, said a Kanagawa Prefectural Police spokesman who declined to provide further details.

The Navy and Naval Criminal Investigative Service are cooperating with Japanese authorities in an investigation regarding “a U.S. service member's alleged involvement in drug distribution,” Yokosuka Naval Base spokesman Jim O’Donnell told Stars and Stripes Monday.

“The Navy takes any and all illegal drug use very seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drug use, possession or distribution,” said O’Donnell, who declined provide further details because of the ongoing investigation.

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