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Japanese Yakuza Sumiyoshi-kai Gang Member Arrested in Pattaya, Thailand

 Shinichi Nagata arrested in Pattaya

Shinichi Nagata arrested in Pattaya

 

CHON BURI -Authorites in Pattaya Chon Buri have arrested Japanese National Shinichi Nagata, 32, a member of Japan’s second largest Yakuza gang Sumiyoshi-kai

Deputy National Police Chief Lt Gen Chakthip Chaijinda announced they arrested Shinichi Nagata at Soi Buakhao, in central Pattaya after Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police requested the Thai Police to locate and extradite him back to Japan.

According to Japanese Authorites, Sumiyoshi-kai is Japan’s second largest Yakuza gang which has over six thousand members nationwide. The gang has adjusted its operations from using violent methods to swindling people out of their assets. So far, the Japanese police have arrested twenty members of the gang for swindling.

An investigation into his travel record to Thailand showed that he had been to Thailand more than ten times as a tourist.

Police Chief Lt Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said Thai Authorities will prosecute him for staying in the country without proper visa and will repatriate him to Japan.

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