Police have raided Toyota Motor Corp.'s headquarters and its Tokyo office in connection with the arrest of a senior American executive on suspicion of drug law violations.
Tokyo police said they carried out the raids Tuesday. Toyota said they could not comment because the investigation is ongoing.
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Julie Hamp, Toyota's newly appointed head of public relations and its highest female executive ever, was arrested June 18 on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain-killer, into Japan. The drug is tightly controlled in Japan.
Police say the drugs were in a parcel Hamp mailed to herself.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda said last Friday that he believes Hamp did not intend to break the law.