(Last Updated On: March 24, 2022)

Another Senior Faces Prison As A Scammer Drug Mule

Scam Victims Are Easily Lured & Manipulated Into Doing What Their Scammers Ask Of Them

Unfortunately, it often turns into a nightmare!

Grandad Faces Life In A Japanese Prison After He’s Duped Into Being £1m Drug Mule

Source: The Mirror

British Frank Rodway, 67, has been behind bars in Japan for six months after £1m of drugs were found in his suitcase when he flew to Japan from Manchester United Kingdom, via Morocco and Mali

A British grandfather faces a life sentence in Japan after being conned into smuggling drugs through an email scam

Frank Rodway has already been locked up for six months after 2.1kg of amphetamines were found in his luggage when he landed in Tokyo.

The daughter of the 67-year-old says her dad fell into an elaborate con which began when he received emails saying he had inherited £8m.

Frank, from Salford U.K., was reportedly persuaded to fly to Mali to sign ‘important documents’ – and was then put on a plane to Japan where he was arrested.

Daughter Laura, who has spoken to The Sun, claims drugs were hidden in his luggage without his knowledge and that he has “never been further than Scarborough before”.

She said: “Nobody can believe it. He’s the sort of man who likes a pint, looks after his neighbor’s dog, and loves his garden. My dad has diabetes and rarely travels.

“Now he’s being accused of being an international drug dealer.”

Laura told the newspaper she did not even know the retired plasterer had left the country until he sent her a text while on his way to Japan.

Shortly after she got a phone call from the Foreign Office saying he had been arrested.

It was when Laura checked her dad’s emails she found the communications from the West-African-based gang

The Sun reports that the crooks persuaded the grandad to fly to Mali from Manchester, via Morocco and paid for his flight.

The final email sent just before his arrest said: “By now you must have connected to Japan to complete your dealings and release your inheritance fund valued at US$10.5million.”

Japan has some of the strictest drug laws in the world and Frank’s haul would have a value of about £1m on the street.

His family is now waiting for his trial in Japan however his Japanese solicitor speaks no English

The U.K. Foreign Office said it was assisting Frank and his family.

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