Drugs found at Chiba house linked to Sakai, Takaso
The drug case of Noriko Sakai and Yuichi Takaso still continues. The latest major development was last week’s discovery of a house in Chiba that the two often visited over the past few years. A police search found a small amount of amphetamines, along with some paraphernalia intended for using the drugs.
The house is located in the city of Katsuura, Chiba, about fifty meters from the beach. Takaso reportedly had been renting the place since five years ago, and eyewitnesses said they have often seen Takaso visiting the beach to surf, accompanied by Sakai and their son. In recent years, the two were seen at the beach separately – either Sakai with the son, or Takaso with his friends. However, the couple still sometimes went there together, with one source saying they were in the vicinity as recently as August 2, the day before Takaso’s arrest.