• Kyodo News


A former sumo wrestler was arrested Thursday in Tokyo on suspicion of extorting about ¥3.5 million from ozeki Kotomitsuki in connection with mob-linked illegal gambling on pro baseball games, investigative sources said.

The Metropolitan Police Department took Mitsutomo Furuichi, 38, into custody and began questioning him.

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