Lead singer of clown-themed Iron Maiden cover band ‘Powerclan’ is arrested for trying to smuggle coke into Japan
Daniel Whitmore, aka Dan Scumm, from Vancouver, Canada reportedly, stashed tried to smuggle 10 kilograms of cocaine into Japan
The drug haul is worth an estimated $7million, hidden in his guitar case and tea containers
Japan has notoriously strict laws against drug trafficking
Whitmore, 44, faces up to 10 years in a Japanese prison
Canadian musician Daniel ‘Dan Scumm’ Whitmore [photo], was arrested trying to smuggle 10 kilograms of cocaine into Japan
The ‘Clown’ attempted to smuggle the drugs inside of a guitar case and tea containers
The lead singer of a clown-themed Iron Maiden cover band has been arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine into Japan.
Daniel Whitmore, the front man for Powerclown 44, tried to bring 22lbs of the powder into the country. Japan has very strict anti-drug laws.
The drugs are valued at $7 million.
Whitmore, of Vancouver, allegedly tried to sneak the drugs into the country inside a guitar case and tea containers.
‘I don’t know why he would’ve thought this was an option for anything,’ friend Joseph Lambert said.
Whitmore [left], seen in on stage with other band members is the lead singer of Vancouver based clown-themed Iron Maiden cover band Powerclown
‘I mean he could have always asked for help. I think somebody told him he had to do it because this does not seem like Dan. I’ve seen Dan desperate for money. Nothing like this. This is not desperate for money, this is something else.’
The members of Powerclown released a statement through their lawyer, in which they said: ‘If you somehow make it back here, and we hope you do, we may even go easy on you. Maybe. No promises.’