David Morales arrested in Japan on suspicion of smuggling MDMA

Morales faces as much as seven years in jail.

Veteran DJ and producer David Morales has been arrested on suspicion drug smuggling after he was discovered with zero.3g MDMA in his possession at Japan’s Fukoka Airport.

Morales was detained early on Sunday morning (October 7) after a customs ficial discovered simply 5 granules the drug in his carry-on baggage.

“He was arrested for allegedly violating the regulation on narcotics and psychotropics management,” a police spokesman informed information company AFP.

The Grammy Award-winner, who was because of play in Fukuoka on October 6 and in Tokyo the subsequent day, denied any data the medication to the Sankei Shimbun newspaper, saying: “It’s not mine. (Someone) might need tried to border me”.

In Japan, even possession a small quantity medication for private use can lead to prolonged jail sentences and hefty fines. The most penalty for possession ecstasy is a sentence seven years and a 3 million yen ($26,000) high quality.

Morales is chargeable for a string home music hits together with 1998’s ‘Needin U’, which reached primary on the US and UK dance charts. He additionally gained a Grammy in 1998 for Remixer the Year.