Man shot dead in Hyogo in possible yakuza feud

National / Crime & Legal Nov 28, 2019

Man shot dead in Hyogo in possible yakuza feud

A senior member of the nation's largest organized crime syndicate was shot dead Wednesday in Hyogo Prefecture by a man armed with a submachine gun and a handgun amid a possible gang feud, police said. Keiichi Furukawa, 59, a high-ranking yakuza of the Yamaguchi-gumi group, ...

World Oct 2, 2019

Dominican Republic busts sex trafficking ring, rescues dozens of women

Police in the Dominican Republic have rescued dozens of women from forced sex work in bars and nightclubs across the Caribbean island in its biggest anti-trafficking operation this year, authorities said on Tuesday. The 49 women from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Venezuela were freed ...