Toyota executive arrested in Japan will be released

According to Japan's Kyodo News, it is expected that the American Toyota executive who was taken into custody last month after alleged drug law violation will be released on Tuesday. The source of this information has not been identified by Kyoto.

Tokyo prosecutors also did not comment in the matter and Toyota Motor Corp. said that it was not having any information.

On June 18, Julie Hamp, who was the highest ranking woman executive at the Japanese automaker, was taken into custody on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer, into Japan. This drug is strictly controlled in the country.

Hamp was also not available for comment. However, police said that she has refused that she tried importing an illegal drug. Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda has said that he thought that Hamp had no plan of violating the law.

As per reports, on Wednesday, the term of her custody by the prosecutors will end. It appears that the prosecutors have considered that her act was not spiteful and she had already stepped down from the post at the company.

Hamp became the first female managing officer of the auto company, however resigned last week as a result of the scandal.