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Tokyo yakuza boss demands cash, finger from retiring gang member

Yoshihide Ono
Yoshihide Ono
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday arrested a gang boss for allegedly extorting a member who had sought retirement from organized crime without permission, reports TBS News (Nov. 19).

Officers arrested Yoshihide Ono, a 63-year-old boss with the Sumiyoshi-kai, and four others for allegedly participating in the abduction and extortion of a 55-year-old member in August.

The group picked the victim from a street in Shinjku Ward and confined him inside a gang office. “We can do this by cutting off your finger or you can pay up,” the suspects allegedly threatened.

The suspects demanded roughly 200,000 yen from the victim, who wished to retire due to the birth of a grandchild.