• Kyodo


Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested a 44-year-old sergeant Thursday on suspicion of accepting a 40,000 yen bribe from a gangster in exchange for investigative information, police said.

Also arrested were the gangster, Hiroshi Uchida, 31, for allegedly bribing Sergeant Shinichi Sasaki as well as Eiji Okamura, 35, who identified himself as a scaffolding builder, on suspicion of acting as a go-between.

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