It is highly likely that a group of Chinese from Fujian Province was behind the Dec. 15 burglary of a Tokyo dentist in which seven guns were stolen, sources said Thursday.

According to sources close to the investigation headquarters at Kameari Police Station, a Chinese man arrested for allegedly attempting to break into the home of the late Zentaro Kosaka, a former foreign minister, on Dec. 1 is suspected of being a member of the group.

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