Toyotas new head of Global PR, Julie Hamp, has just been arrested in Japan for attempting to import narcotics. Bertel at Kanban with the rundown.
I imagine this is not the 'curb' appeal Toyota has been looking for...Officially, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department is keeping a tight-lipped news posture, while unofficially, Tokyo’s police is leaking damning information. Julie Hamp “apparently tried to disguise illegal drug tablets sent from the United States to Japan as other goods,” Jiji Press heard from “sources at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department.” According to the sources, the oxycodone tablets were in a parcel, declared as containing necklaces. Jiji says the tablets “were divided into small groups and stored in a box wrapped with plastic cloth, where necklace and pendant containers were placed on the tablets.” Kyodo News, citing similar sources, says “the pills were placed in the package in several bundles, with some contained in an accessory case and a paper bag.”