• Kyodo News


Tokyo police on Monday raided offices in Osaka and Fukuoka affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi, the top yakuza syndicate, and related locations in connection with the illegal gambling rocking the sumo world.

The searches carried out on the Kokusei-kai and Izu-gumi gangs came after three mobsters were arrested Sunday on suspicion of extorting ¥6 million from a former wrestler who allegedly arranged gambling on professional baseball games involving several sumo wrestlers and their elders.

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