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A former senior gang member has been arrested for allegedly selling about 50 kg of stimulant drugs with a street value of 1.5 billion yen to the head of an underworld group in Tokyo, police said March 18.

Toshiharu Sugasawa, 60, allegedly sold the drugs to the 57-year-old leader of a gang based in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward affiliated with Matsuba-kai. The sales took place on two occasions in April 1996 in violation of the Stimulant Drugs Control Law, police said.

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