TOKYO—Japanese prosecutors said they would keep up their pursuit of former auto titan Carlos Ghosn after arresting and jailing two Americans accused of helping Mr. Ghosn escape Japan in a box.
Father-and-son team Michael Taylor, 60, and Peter Taylor, 28, spent Tuesday night in the same Tokyo jail where Mr. Ghosn was held for more than four months in 2018 and 2019. The Taylors arrived in Tokyo from Boston earlier in the day after losing their nine-month fight in U.S. courts to block their extradition.
Tokyo prosecutors invited foreign media to a press conference where they announced the arrest of the Taylors on suspicion of enabling the escape of a criminal. If convicted of that charge, they face up to three years in prison.
Deputy chief prosecutor Hiroshi Yamamoto said authorities haven’t forgotten their main quarry, Mr. Ghosn. He said prosecutors looked forward to the day when they could bring the former Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA head to trial in Tokyo.
“Ghosn is still on the run,” Mr. Yamamoto said.