Friday, January 27, 2006

Japan catches weapon smugglers

Reported here:
Japanese police have arrested four men, two of them from the Philippines, on suspicion of smuggling explosives and guns that could be used in a terrorist attack, domestic media said yesterday.

Police suspect the four shipped an unspecified quantity of explosives, along with revolvers and ammunition, to the port city of Yokohama on a Philippines-registered ship, Kyodo news agency said.

Investigators also searched premises belonging to a crime syndicate known as the Inagawa-kai in Yokohama in connection with the incident, Kyodo said.

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