Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry officials were arrested for receiving illicit drugs, and drug transactions were completed using BTC payments.

According to the "Asahi Shimbun" reported today, the Assistant Director of the Automobile Section of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Nishida Tetsuya was arrested by the police department for allegedly accepting stimulant-type illicit drugs. According to the survey information, Nishida privately purchases illegal drugs through overseas websites and uses virtual currency such as BTC for settlement.