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22 August 2006

Japan Times / AP / Kyodo

Tokyo police on Monday arrested a crime boss whose gang allegedly spearheaded an operation to smuggle guns and explosives from the Philippines into Japan. The Metropolitan Police Department said Tadashi Matsuda, 43, was arrested on suspicion of violating firearms control laws. Matsuda's gang — part of the Tokyo-based Inagawa-kai, Japan's third-largest crime syndicate — has been under investigation for allegedly smuggling at least 11 handguns and 220 bullets from... (

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