On April 5, a search of a residence in Choshi City by police revealed three automatic pistols, including a 30-caliber Tokarev, a 35-caliber Makarov and a Raven P-25, and 51 rounds of ammunition.
On Tuesday, police charged Yukio Akashi, a 52-year-old member of the Inagawa-kai, and fellow gangster Akira Tada, 46, with violating the Swords and Firearms Control regarding aggravated possession.
The contraband was inside a case under the stairs. The residence belongs to 44-year-old Yuichi Ono, who was also charged with assisting the gangsters.
On April 3, police apprehended Akashi for the sale of 1 gram of kakuseizai, or stimulant drugs, to a male customer in Choshi. The following day, Tada was apprehended for possessing 45 grams of the same substance. Both suspects deny the drug charges.