Ex-Member of Pop Group Arrested for Cannabis Possession

Society Culture

Tokyo, May 22 (Jiji Press)--Junnosuke Taguchi, a former member of Japanese all-male pop group KAT-TUN, and actress Rena Komine were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of cannabis possession at their home in Tokyo.

Taguchi, 33, and Komine, 38, were arrested by the narcotics control department of the health ministry's Kanto-Shinetsu Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare.

They are suspected of possessing several grams of dried cannabis at 1:47 p.m. (4:47 a.m. GMT) at their home in Setagaya Ward. The department searched the home in the morning.

The department has not disclosed whether the two admitted to the narcotics control law violation allegations. Its investigation is under way into details such as the channels used to obtain the cannabis.

Among the items seized by the department were a tool to grind cannabis and rolling papers for inhalation.

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