Erika Sawajiri Arrested For Alleged Drug Offence

Erika Sawajiri arrested for alleged drug offence

Tokyo police have arrested actress Erika Sawajiri for possession of illegal drugs.

Investigative sources told NHK the 33-year-old was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday for possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her home. She has reportedly admitted that the drugs are hers.

The amount of drugs involved and other details of her arrest are not yet known.

Sawajiri has appeared in a number of popular films, including "Shinjuku Swan," "Closed Note," and "Pacchigi!"

She was scheduled to play the role of "Kicho," the wife of Oda Nobunaga, in NHK's year-long historical drama "Kirin ga kuru" next year.