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Kyoto police nab yakuza boss in shooting at office of rival

Megumi Nozuka
Megumi Nozuka

KYOTO (TR) – Investigative sources with the Kyoto Prefectural Police revealed on Friday that the boss of an organized crime group has been arrested in a shooting incident at the office of a rival syndicate, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Dec. 9).

On March 23, Megumi Nozuka, the 56-year-old boss of the Isshin-kai, an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi, and four other persons allegedly carried out a shooting that left four bullet holes in a window and door at the entrance of an office of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, located in Yamashina Ward.

No persons were injured in the incident.

All five of the suspects have declined to comment on the allegations.

In June, Osaka Prefectural Police arrested Nozuka for complicity in the assault resulting in injury of two Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi members with a golf club in Osaka’s Chuo Ward on December 17, 2015, according to the Sankei Shimbun (June 16).