• Kyodo News


The Tokyo District Court sentenced a mobster to life imprisonment Wednesday for smuggling large amounts of amphetamines from North Korea in 2002 in conspiracy with others.

Besides the life term, Atsunori Fukushima, 68, was fined 10 million yen and slapped with a 966 million yen penalty — a sum equal to the amount acquired by his criminal acts.

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