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Japanese crime boss accused of trafficking nuclear material from Myanmar

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Published Time: 22.02.2024 - 09:40:12 Modified Time: 22.02.2024 - 09:40:12

Takeshi Ebisawa and Thai man Somphop Singhasiri were allegedly exposed during an undercover operation Southern District of New York/REUTERS Authorities in the United States have charged the leader of a Japanese crime syndicate with conspiring to traffic nuclear materials from Myanmar for expected use by Iran

Takeshi Ebisawa and Thai man Somphop Singhasiri were allegedly exposed during an undercover operation

: Southern District of New York/REUTERS

Authorities in the United States have charged the leader of a Japanese crime syndicate with conspiring to traffic nuclear materials from Myanmar for expected use by Iran.

Alleged yakuza boss Takeshi Ebisawa, 60, and co-defendant Somphop Singhasiri, a 61-year-old Thai national, are accused of trafficking drugs, weapons and nuclear material, after their alleged crimes were exposed by an undercover operation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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