The American father-son duo accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan arrived at an airport near Tokyo on Tuesday in Japanese custody after they were extradited from the U.S.
Michael Taylor, a 60-year-old former Green Beret, and his son Peter Taylor, 28, were likely to be transported to the Tokyo detention center where Mr. Ghosn was sent after his arrest in the city in November 2018.
Dozens of Japanese reporters and television crews descended on Narita International Airport outside Tokyo as the Japan Airlines flight carrying the Taylors arrived from Boston. Security personnel put up a gray sheet to prevent them from being photographed.
The Taylors fought a nine-month legal battle to avoid deportation, which ended after an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected.
Japanese authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of the Taylors in connection with Mr. Ghosn’s daring escape in late December 2019. Authorities say the elder Mr. Taylor escorted Mr. Ghosn on a 300-mile trip from Tokyo to Osaka’s international airport, where Mr. Ghosn was smuggled aboard a private jet in Mr. Taylor’s luggage. Mr. Ghosn stopped over in Turkey and then flew to Beirut, where he now lives.