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The Nation

A reputed leader of Japan’s largest organized crime group and two associates were indicted by a federal grand jury in Honolulu on drug, firearms and contract murder charges. Masashi Takenaka, reputedly one of the top leaders of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest organized crime group in Japan, and Kiyoshi Kajita were charged with conspiracy to import heroin and methamphetamines and importation and distribution of the drug. Takenaka, Kajita and Kiyoshi Ito were charged with conspiracy to smuggle weapons to Japan and to commit murder by hire.


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