Wanted yakuza mobster arrested leaving Pattaya

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Chonburi Immigration officers arrested Tatsuru Tanaka, wanted in Japan for running a call-center fraud scheme.
Chonburi Immigration officers arrested Tatsuru Tanaka, wanted in Japan for running a call-center fraud scheme.

Chonburi Immigration officers arrested a yakuza gangster wanted in Japan for running a call-center fraud scheme.

Tatsuru Tanaka, an alleged leader of the Yamakuji gang, was arrested June 26 at Suvarnabhumi International Airport upon request of Japanese law enforcement, who posted a global Interpol wanted notice.

Tanaka faces charges of running a call-center that defrauded investors of a total 80 million yen (23.6 million baht). Police said he regularly visited Pattaya.

Immigration officials also announced the June 15 arrest of four Chinese nationals running an online football-betting operation in Bangkok.