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Fugitive Japanese yakuza boss caught in Lop Buri

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Monkey near a road in Lopburi

Macaque near Phra Prang Sam Yod in Lop Buri, Photo: JJ Harrison.

LOP BURI: A Japanese yakuza boss fleeing arrest for the murder of a rival criminal gangster has been arrested in Muang district, Lop Buri, after 14 years on the run.

A combined team of Interpol, local and immigration police detained Shineharu Shirai, 74, in tambon Tha Hin of Muang district on Wednesday while he was out walking to buy food.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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