South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

On this day in 1980, Sir Paul Mc­cart­ney was re­leased from a Tokyo jail and de­ported from Ja­pan. Ja­panese au­thor­i­ties found nearly half a pound (about 200 gm) of mar­i­juana in his bag­gage when he ar­rived at Narita Air­port, Tokyo. The amount was large enough to war­rant a smug­gling charge and a po­ten­tial seven-year prison sen­tence.

Mc­cart­ney was re­leased from jail and quickly de­ported from Ja­pan on Jan­uary 25, 1980, be­fore mak­ing any ap­pear­ance in court.

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