Kiyoshi Takayama served a 6-year prison term for extortion
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Japan’s organized crime
Non-prosecution was due to insufficient evidence
Officers searched bars connected to one suspect and seized unspecified amounts of stimulant drugs, marijuana and syringes
Masaru Abe was on the run for six months after shooting Lee Hung Jong inside a karaoke parlor in Kabukicho in January
Seriously injured man was unconscious upon being transported to a hospital, police said
Suspect hid the contraband on the balcony after learning that law enforcement was planning to search the premises
Suspect is believed to have provided orders to members of a fraud ring
Suspect told police he 'didn't know' he was in possession of illegal drugs
Suspect told police, 'I was paying off debt by looking after them for a friend'
Police said, 'We want to create a favorable atmosphere'