The Tokyo Reporter

Fukushima cops suspect yakuza involvement in disappearance of man

Fukushima police are looking for a male corpse on a plot of land in the town of Nishigo (Nippon News Network)

FUKUSHIMA (TR) – Fukushima Prefectural Police are searching for a male corpse in the town of Nishigo after receiving a tip in a case believed to involve organized crime, reports TV Asahi (Mar. 18).

On Friday, about 50 police officers began digging with an excavator in search of the body of a man from Tamura City who has been missing for the past few years.

Thus far, no body has been found. The search was scheduled to continue on Saturday.

According to Nippon News Network (Mar. 17), the tip claimed that “a man was murdered.” The case is believed to be tied to a criminal syndicate.

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