Yakuza boss nabbed in Nagano over cultivation of marijuana
tokyoreporter.com -- Nov 11
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an organized crime boss over the cultivation of marijuana in Nagano Prefecture, reports TBS News

Between August and October, Kazuhiro Goto, a 40-year-old boss in the Yamaguchi-gumi, and two other persons are alleged to have grown marijuana for the purpose of sale inside a residence in Nagano City.

Police entering the premises found 108 potted marijuana plants and lighting equipment.

Goto has declined to comment on the allegations, police said.

Goto became a person of interest for police after another Yamaguchi-gumi member was arrested for smuggling 1,400 grams of marijuana concealed inside ski boots from the U.S. through Haneda Airport in May, according to TV Asahi (Nov. 9).

Police believe that the marijuana was being raised as a means of funding the Yamaguchi-gumi.

営利目的で大量の大麻を栽培していたなどとして、山口組系暴力団組長の男らが逮捕されました。 指定暴力団山口組系の組長・後藤和広容疑者(40)ら3人は今年8月から10月までの間、長野市の住宅の室内で大麻草を営利目的で栽培した疑いなどが持たれています。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
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