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OG Yakuza Extradited to Japan

SAMUT PRAKAN — A yakuza member whose tattoos led to his arrest in Lopburi province after over a decade on the run was extradited to Japan on Thursday, police said.

Shigeharu Shirai, 74, a yakuza member of the notorious Yamaguchi-gumi crime syndicate, was flown out of the country Thursday night via Suvarnabhumi Airport, a month after police tracked him down using photos of his yakuza tattoos that had gone viral online. Shirai had been a fugitive from justice since 2005.

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By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich
Khaosod English


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