The Tokyo Reporter

Saitama cops raid home of yakuza boss over Molotov cocktail attack

Police searched the home of gang member Mitsuru Takano in Yashio City on Tuesday

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police on Tuesday searched the home of a gang boss in Yashio City over an arson attack in March that targeted an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi, reports Fuji News Network (June 8).

Police searched the home of Mitsuru Takano, a 36-year-old boss of an affiliate gang of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, for evidence connected to the throwing of a Molotov cocktail at an office of the Yamaguchi-gumi in Gyoda City on the morning of March 16.

The attack shattered a window and burned the floor and a wall. There were no reports of injuries in the attack.

Takano, who is currently under prosecution for drug-related violations, and two other persons were arrested on Tuesday. The suspects have declined to comment on the allegations.

In September, the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi formed as a rival to the Yamaguchi-gumi. Police believe that the attack is related to this move.

In February, an unknown person fired a gun at the home of Takano, according to Nippon News Network (June 7).

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