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Sumiyoshi-kai gangster busted for selling stimulant drugs on Web

Items seized by Tokyo police
Items seized by Tokyo police
vered 5.2 grams of stimulant drugs and 0.2 grams of cannabis in the possession of the suspect. He has been charged with violating stimulants control laws regarding possession and intent to sell.

Over a one-year period ending last year, Katsumata generated 15 million yen in revenue through sales to over 100 customers by using a no-charge Internet bulletin board service. In using the service, the messages were posted in a secret code.

Katsumata has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “As a yakuza, I needed money for living,” the suspect is quoted by police.