Title: Gangster illegally hired workers for decontamination projects
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Author: KENJI OGATA
Date: January 31, 2013
Criminal organizations are cashing in on the disaster that shook Japan nearly two years ago by sinking their claws into all aspects of recovery operations to skim off handsome profits.
Police have just turned up an instance of a gang member brazenly providing laborers to help clean up contaminated areas in Fukushima Prefecture, and pocketing part of their wages. [...]
“The recovery operations involve a lot of money, so they are a godsend for gangs that have trouble making money due to a police crackdown on gang activities,” a gang insider said.
The man said these groups have been involved in the demolition of buildings and the disposal of waste in devastated areas. [...]
See also: Police make arrest over cleanup workers at Fukushima Daiichi -- Crime syndicate "allegedly participated in containment work for the damaged facilities"
Published: January 31st, 2013 at 8:45 am ET