• Kyodo News


Police served fresh arrest warrants on Sunday to a former sumo wrestler and two yakuza linked to Yamaguchi-gumi, the nation’s biggest crime syndicate, for allegedly trying to extort ¥100 million from former ozeki Kotomitsuki to keep quiet about their gambling activities, investigative sources said.

The Metropolitan Police Department served the warrants on former sumo wrestler Mitsutomo Furuichi, 38, and mobsters Yoshihiko Yasuda, 45, and Satohiro Mantani, 37.

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