Korean Lee Jae-joon, 39, was arrested for cosmetic theft.
Lee is a representative of a commercial company registered in Korea, he lives in Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to police, Lee is suspected of stealing 88 cosmetics worth 340,000 yen at a drugstore in the city of Seto, in Aichi Prefecture, along with four Vietnamese who had already been arrested and charged in October last year.
Lee did not confirm or deny the thefts, but one of the Vietnamese who had already been arrested said he had stolen more than 100 boxes in 10 cities and Lee manages the stolen goods.
The stolen goods were mailed to a warehouse managed by Lee’s trading company.
The police are investigating, assuming that Lee’s company has become a base for receiving goods stolen by a Vietnamese group and exporting them abroad
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