Ness Wadia sentenced in Japan over drugs possession

Ness Wadia, business tycoon and heir of the Wadia Group, has been sentenced to a two-year jail term in Japan over possession of drugs while on a skiing holiday.

The co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab cricket team was arrested in early March at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido

According to a report, Ness Wadia was found in possession of 25 grams of cannabis resin in his trouser pocket.

Wadia had allegedly admitted to the possession of drugs, saying it was for his personal consumption.

Wadia spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20 and an undisclosed period of detention before a court hearing, reports said.

The Sapporo District Court handed him a two-year prison sentence.