A gang member, arrested for possessing stimulant drugs, has been re-arrested after he made a brazen escape from a hospital in Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Dec 16.
Last June, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Yoshiyuki Yuhara, 41, a member of the organized crime syndicate Matsuba-kai, for possession of stimulant drugs, Fuji TV reported. Yuhara tried to escape from police when they showed up at his residence on Nov 6, by jumping from the balcony. He injured his leg and had been in hospital since that time.
Police had been waiting for Yuhara to recover before formally arresting him. On Dec 16, as he was about to be discharged from hospital, Yuhara -- who was in a wheelchair -- suddenly jumped up, ran out of the hospital and got into a car that was waiting outside for him. Three policemen were behind him at the time of his escape but were unable to prevent his getaway.
He has been on a nationwide wanted list since.
Police in Ibaraki said they received a tip on Yuhara's whereabouts on Wednesday and arrested him at a house in Tsuchiura City, along with two confederates.© Japan Today