Drunk Japan cop loses papers with 400 people’s details

TOKYO: A Japanese police officer got drunk, fell asleep on the street and lost investigation documents containing personal details of 400 people, including a criminal suspect.The 49-year-old officer in the Hyogo region lost a bag containing the documents between 11pm on Friday and 5am on Saturday, a police official said yesterday.

The documents contained names and addresses, he said.

According to major Japanese media outlets citing police officials, the officer went out drinking with his colleagues and fell asleep while walking home with the bag.

When he woke up near a train station, he could not find the bag containing the documents, which included information about 400 people, the reports said.

In June, authorities in Amagasaki said a contractor lost a bag containing a USB memory stick with personal data on all 460,000 residents after going drinking and falling asleep outdoors on the way home. The stick was found a day after news broke of its disappearance. — AFP

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