TOKYO — Officials said Tuesday that four individuals from the United States and British working for a power firm hired for the Olympics were detained on suspicion of taking cocaine.
Aggreko Events Services Japan, located in Tokyo and providing electrical services to the Games, stated four employees were detained and apologized for causing inconvenience to spectators and Olympic authorities. The firm stated in a statement that it was working with the inquiry and that it would follow the regulations.
The four males entered Japan between February and May, according to NHK public television. They were residing in Tokyo.
They were allegedly drinking at a bar in Roppongi, Tokyo’s entertainment area, when one of them allegedly broke into an apartment complex, prompting police interrogation and arrests. The four guys rejected the police accusations, but NHK reported that they tested positive for cocaine.
The event occurred before Tokyo declared a state of emergency on Monday, with the goal of reducing public alcohol consumption during the Olympics. It requests that bars and other similar establishments cease or stop selling alcohol for six weeks.
The Olympic Games will begin on July 23.