Accused Yakuza member extradited
- Published: 10 Oct 2013 at 08.10
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Authorities on Wednesday completed the extradition of s South Korean Yakuza member who faces charges in Japan including attempted murder.
Commandos of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) took Yoshizo Boko, 45, from Bangkok Remand Prison to CSD headquarters, where staff of the Japanese embassy picked him up and took him to Suvarnabhumi airport for a flight to Japan.
Mr Boko is a member of the Yakuza organisation called Yamaguchi-gumi, Japanese authorities say.
He is accused of being involved in an attempted murder in Osaka on Oct 1, 2006, before he escaped to Thailand.
Officers of the Department of Special Investigation arrested him in 2009 and he was then detained at Bangkok Remand Prison.
The Criminal Court approved his extradition on Aug 23 this year.
South Korean Yakuza member Yoshizo Boko, centre, is extradited to Japan on attempted murdre charge. (Photo by Wassayos Ngamkham)