Lopburi, the city of monkeys

Yakuza boss admits to killing rival gang member


LOPBURI, 12 January 2018 (NNT) – A 70-year-old former Japanese Yakuza leader, Shigeharu Shirai, who was arrested in Lopburi, admitted to killing a rival gang member during an interrogation with Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta.

Shirai, who was the leader of the Yamakuchi gang, fled his home country, Japan, after allegedly murdering Kashihiko Otobe, a deputy leader of the rival Kamiya gang. Before committing the crime, Shigeharu had started another gang which he named Kodokai. The gang consisted of 14,000 members who earned money mostly through illegal businesses.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Nuppol Suvansombut,
Rewriter: Thammarat Thadaphrom
National News Bureau of Thailand

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