Japanese police have arrested a high-ranking yakuza over claims he sent workers to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant for the clean-up without a licence.
This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on July 18, 2012 shows workers removing nuclear fuel at the Fukushima plant. Japanese police have arrested a high-ranking yakuza over claims he sent workers to Fukushima for the radiological clean-up without a licence, the first arrest of a mobster in connection with the nuclear plant.
Officers in northern Yamagata prefecture were quizzing Yoshinori Arai, a 40-year-old senior member of a local yakuza group affiliated to the Sumiyoshi-kai crime syndicate, a police spokesman said.
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