The American artist was taken by the authorities this weekend, as the international media advance.
David Morales was detained this Sunday after having found ecstasy in his carry-on luggage. The 58-year-old DJ was at the Fukuoka airport in Japan when he was taken by authorities.
According to the international media, the artist had an event scheduled for this Sunday in Tokyo, but it is not known for sure if he was released in time to participate in it.
"He was arrested for allegedly breaking the law regarding the possession of narcotics and psychotropic substances," a police spokesman told AFP.
In Japan laws against possession and drug trafficking are very strict and can lead to prison terms of up to seven years.
According to the Sankei Shimbun newspaper, The DJ denied the claims and assured that the substances "were not his." "[Alguém] may have tried to incriminate me, "he said.