Ness Wadia Sentenced To 2 Yr Jail Term In Japan For Carrying Drugs

Tokyo: Ness Wadia, the son of industrialist Nusli Wadia, has been sentenced a two-year jail term in Japan for possession of drugs while he was in the country on a skiing holiday.

According to reports, Wadia was caught in New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido with 25 grams of cannabis resin earlier in March this year.

“Mr Wadia spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20 and an undisclosed period of detention before a court hearing. The Sapporo district court handed him a two-year prison sentence, which was suspended for five years,” the report claimed.

Wadia has since left Japan and has returned to India, it further claimed.

However, in a statement Wadia Group stated that the development will not impact Ness in discharging his responsibilities.

“The judgement is clear. It is a suspended sentence. Hence it will not impact Ness Wadia in the discharge of any of his responsibilities and he will continue to play the role that he has done hitherto, both within the Group and outside,” Wadia Group Spokesperson said.

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