China jails former Japanese politician for all times in medicine case

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BEIJING (Information) – A courtroom in southern China on Friday sentenced a 76-year-old Japanese former politician to life in jail for making an attempt to smuggle out medicine in a suitcase in 2013.

The intermediate courtroom within the province of Guangzhou dominated that Takuma Sakuragi, a former assemblyman from Japan’s Aichi prefecture, tried to smuggle dwelling three.289 kg (7.25 lb) of methamphetamine, it stated in a submit on its official social media account.

Sakuragi was detained throughout a baggage verify at Baiyun airport in Guangzhou.

In 2014, prosecutors within the case had sought the loss of life penalty, a life sentence or a jail time period of no less than 15 years. The courtroom had repeatedly delayed studying its verdict, citing the complexity of the case.

Reporting by Ryan Woo; Enhancing by Clarence Fernandez