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Fukuoka cops raid yakzua office in Kurume over extortion

an office of the Dojin-kai in Kurume City
Fukuoka police raided an office of the Dojin-kai in Kurume City on Tuesday as a part of an extortion investigation (Twitter)

FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police have raided an office of an organized crime group in Kurume City as a part of an extortion investigation, reports TV Asahi (Apr. 11).

On Tuesday afternoon, about 80 officers entered the office of a gang affiliated with the Dojin-kai, which also serves as a residence. When a gang member refused to open the front gate, investigators climbed over a fence.

The search was conducted over alleged demands for payments termed mikajimeryo, or “protection money,” from a restaurant in Ogori City.

Last week, police arrested a Dojin-kai gang boss for allegedly being negligent in allowing his pit bull to bite a 38-year-old head patrol officer on the right buttocks in front of the gate of the office in February. The officer suffered an injury that required one week to heal.