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The United States on Wednesday put the Inagawa-kai, Japan’s third-largest yakuza group, and its two top bosses on a list of groups and individuals subject to financial sanctions for involvement in drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud and other crimes.

The addition means Japan’s top three crime syndicates are now covered by sanctions that can freeze their assets in the U.S. and prohibit business transactions that involve them or their leaders in the country, the Treasury Department said.

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