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Saitama: Yakuza who manages hostess club busted for cocaine

Peach John
Saitama police have accused a member of the Sumiyoshi-kai who manages hostess club Peach John in Omiya Ward of using cocaine

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a gang member who manages a hostess club in Saitama City’s Omiya Ward for the alleged use of cocaine, reports NHK (Feb. 9).

Last month, Hideo Matsuoka, a 54-year-old member of the Sumiyoshi-kai and manger of Peach John, located near JR Omiya Station, allegedly used cocaine and was in possession of the illegal drug inside a wallet at the club.

Mastuoka, who has been accused of violating the Narcotics Control Law, denies the allegations. “Before I knew it, the drugs entered my system,” the suspect was quoted by police.

Officers working off a tip raided the club on January 31. Police suspect that Matsuoka has been providing hostesses and customers with cocaine and other illegal drugs.