Drug posssession case: Ness Wadia given a 2 year jail sentence in Japan

SUKIRTI MISHRA 30/04/2019 13:24 PM

New Delhi. Business tycoon and heir of the 283-year-old Wadia Group, Ness Wadia has been sentenced to a 2 year prison term in Japan, for the possession of drugs. Reports reveal, Wadia was found with of 25gm of cannabis resin in his trouser pockets. He was on a skiing holiday during that time. He was arrested at the New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido in early March.


The Sapporo District Court handed Wadia, the owner of Kings XI Punjab, a two-year prison sentence, which was suspended for five years. According to a court official, Wadia admitted to the possession of drugs saying that it was for his personal use. The narcotics laws of Japan are pretty stringent. Especially ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as well as this year’s Rugby World Cup, laws are being applied tightly.


Ness Wadia is the son and heir of Nusli Wadia's business empire, the Wadia Group. Wadia spent a period in detention before his indictment on 20th March and an undisclosed period of detention before a court hearing. 




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