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Ex-yakuza boss nabbed for stimulant drugs held in station locker

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former boss in a criminal syndicate over the alleged possession of stimulant drugs contained inside a railway locker in Taito Ward, reports (Sept. 17).

On August 26, Tomiyoshi Fujimori, a 68-year-old former boss in a gang affiliated with the Sumiyoshi-kai, allegedly possessed 200 grams of kakuseizai, or stimulant drugs, taken from a coin-operated locker at JR Okachimachi Station.

The contraband has a street value of 12 million yen, police said.

Fujimori denies the allegations. “I didn’t know [it was drugs],” the suspect was quoted by police. Another man has also been arrested in the case.

Tomiyoshi Fujimori is a former boss in the Sumiyoshi-kai (Twitter)

According to police, the pair visited the station by car. Fujimori then left the locker after removing a bag containing the drugs.

After an officer confronted Fujimori, the illegal drugs were discovered.