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The Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday searched the headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryun) for evidence in an embezzlement scandal that has ensnared a senior official of the group.

The action followed Wednesday’s arrest of Kang Young Kwan, 66, a Chongryun executive, on suspicion he instructed top officials of the failed Chogin Tokyo credit union to embezzle 830 million yen of the union’s funds.

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