David Morales has reportedly been arrested at a Japanese airport for ecstasy possession.

The American DJ and producer arrived at Fukuoka airport in Southern Japan after flying in from Hong Kong at roughly three:55 pm on October 6.

As reported by Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun, whereas passing by means of customs small quantities of a white powder had been present in Morales’ carry-on suitcase. Police are mentioned to have discovered 5 granules of MDMA – or zero.three grams – in Morales’ possession.

Morales has denied the allegations, claiming that the substance didn't belong to him and that any person “had probably slipped it into his belongings”, based on police.

56-year-old Grammy winner Morales was in Japan to play at two occasions on October 6 and October 7 in Fukuoka and Tokyo respectively.

Japan is thought for its “zero-tolerance” strategy to drug-related crimes.

We have contacted David Morales' staff and are awaiting an official assertion.

Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter