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 Jul 27, 2019

Young Central Americans seeking asylum in U.S. easy prey for MS13 gang

Young Central American asylum-seekers fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries are increasingly falling prey to the notorious MS13 gang in the United States, authorities say. The youngsters, most of them from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are proving to be easy targets for ...