Police searched five locations over a two-day period
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Japan’s organized crime
Three men entered the office of the dealership and sprayed the manager in the face with tear gas
Suspect told police upon his arrest, 'I collected the money, but I did not speak in harsh tones'
Ring headed by gang member is believed to have swindled at least 85 persons nationwide out of around ¥100 million between October of last year and May
One victim was told over the telephone by a person posing a bank employee that he was eligible for a medical expense refund in February
Inagawa-kai member ordered the bar's manager to pay so-called mikajimeryo, or 'protection money'
Gang assisted in collection of funds related to construction work in Osaka City
Department said, 'Treasury is targeting yakuza-controlled companies to expose the underlying ownership of these seemingly legitimate companies'
Suspect partially denies the allegations, telling police, 'I collected the money, but I did not speak in harsh tones'