MANILA / PHILIPPINES — THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested a Japanese national in an anti-drug operation in a hotel in Manila last Saturday, May 13.
NBI Director Dante Gierran identified the Japanese national as Takahiro Yano. Gierran said they raided Yano’s place on the of intelligence reports that he is engaged in illegal drug activities.
Ten plastic sachets, believed to be containing shabu, and other drug paraphernalia had been seized from the suspect.
Yano is currently detained at the NBI detention facility and is now facing charges for violation of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 before the Office of the Prosecutor of Manila.