Press "Enter" to skip to content

Saitama cops: Yakuza car, office hit with Molotov cocktails

The front door of the office of Yamaguchi-gumi in Gyoda City
The front door of the office of Yamaguchi-gumi in Gyoda City

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police are investigating two arson attacks that targeted an affiliate gang of the recently troubled Yamaguchi-gumi, reports TV Asahi (Mar. 16).

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, emergency services received a tip about a vehicle on fire in a parking lot in Kumagawa City. Fire fighters arriving at the scene quickly extinguished the blaze. The car, which is owned by the boss of the gang, was left with severe burn marks on its hood.

Shortly thereafter, police discovered a shattered front window and burned wall and floor at the gang’s office in Gyoda City, which is located about six kilomters away from the parking lot.

Police suspect that both incidents are the result of thrown Molotov cocktails. There were no reports of injuries in either attack.

In September, the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi formed as a rival to the Yamaguchi-gumi. Police believe that the attacks are related to this move.