Sawajiri Erika arrested for alleged possession of synthetic drug MDMA

Actress Sawajiri Erika was arrested on the 16th on alleged possession of the synthetic drug MDMA, in Tokyo. No further information on the amount of drugs or details of the arrest available. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department will release more details later on today.

Sawajiri has appeared in many popular movies such as “Shinjuku Swan”, “Closed Note”, and “Pacchigi!”.

Among them, she played the lead role in the 2012 movie “Helter Skelter” and won one of the best actresses award in a leading role at the Japan Academy Awards.

In addition, she was announced to be part of next year’s NHK taiga drama “Kirin ga Kiru”, playing the part of Nobunaga Oda’s wife, “Kicho”.

(via NHK)