January 31, 2007
THE Federal Government says two Australians have been arrested for drug offences in Japan.
A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) spokeswoman said two Australian men were arrested for "alleged narcotics related offences".
"The Australian embassy in Tokyo has sought access to the men and will provide consular assistance if requested," the spokeswoman said.
Foreign news services earlier reported an Australian man who teaches English in Japan was arrested with five colleagues on suspicion of possessing cocaine and cannabis.
The six foreign nationals were all said to be English teachers at language schools.
Adam Renwick, a 36-year-old Australian living in Kawagoe, and five other foreign nationals were suspected of possessing about 1.5g of cocaine and 8.2g of cannabis.