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Tokyo cops nab Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi member in bank fraud

Makoto Kamada
Makoto Kamada

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an upper-level organized crime member for fraudulently opening a bank account, reports Fuji News Network (Mar. 29).

Makoto Kamada, a 48-year-old executive of an affiliate group of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, allegedly withheld his gang affiliation in applying for a bank account.

Kamada has been charged with fraudulently receiving a bankbook and cash card.

According to police, Kamada has obtained revenue through gambling operations in the past. It is believed that the account was used to be conceal money obtained through these criminal activities.

The Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi formed last summer following the dissolution of the Yamaguchi-gumi.