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Japanese man nabbed over drugs in Mandaluyong

Dennis Carcamo - Philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - Police arrested on Monday a 43-year-old Japanese man after he was reportedly caught selling shabu during a drug sting in Mandaluyong City. 
 
Eastern Police District (EPD) anti-illegal drugs unit members apprehended Masaki Hashimoto, of 6F Carlton lll, California Square, Libertad Street, Barangay Highway Hills.
 
Reports said that policemen pounced on Hashimoto after he handed over 2 grams of shabu to an undercover cop around 11:30 a.m. in exchange for P1,000. 
 
EPD director Senior Superintendent Elmer Jamias said police are now coordinating with the Japanese embassy to determine whether Hashimoto is a member of the Yakuza,  a criminal syndicate based in Japan.
 
Hashimoto is now detained at the Mandaluyong police detention cell.

BARANGAY HIGHWAY HILLS

CALIFORNIA SQUARE

CARLTON

DIV

EASTERN POLICE DISTRICT

EPD

HASHIMOTO

LIBERTAD STREET

MANDALUYONG CITY

MASAKI HASHIMOTO

NBSP

SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT ELMER JAMIAS

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