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David Morales released by Japanese authorities following drug possession allegation

He was arrested in early October on suspicion of MDMA possession...

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David Morales has been released by Japanese authorities without charge following his arrest this month on suspicion of drug possession.

In early October, the US DJ was arrested while travelling in Japan after authorities reportedly found 0.3grams of MDMA in Morales’ hold luggage.

A new statement released by Morales’ management has confirmed that the longstanding DJ has been released without charge. 

“We’re delighted to confirm that David Morales has been released without charge,” the statement reads. “David is well and has asked that we pass on his love and gratitude to all those who have shown their support. We will not be making any further comment.”

A local newspaper, the Sankei, reported at the time of his arrest that Morales had denied the allegations of possession. He allegedly claimed, "It's not mine. [Someone] might have tried to frame me."

Japan is known for its “zero-tolerance” drug policy, with possession of MDMA for personal use carrying a maximum jail sentence of seven years and a three million yen fine (almost £20,000), regardless of the quantity.

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