Police on Wednesday arrested three men for allegedly dumping the dismembered bodies of two men in Tokyo Bay in mid-June. The severed bodies of Junichi Takakura, 36, an employee at an adult entertainment business in Yamato City in Kanagawa Prefecture, and Daisuke Mizumoto, 28, manager of a mahjong business in Tokyo’s Kabukicho, were found in the waters off Yokohama in late June.
The three men arrested on Wednesday are accused of severing the bodies with a saw in a Funabashi City hotel in Chiba Prefecture on June 19, and dumping the body parts in Tokyo Bay. Staff at the hotel told police that the men said they were filming a movie, and so not to worry about any noise.
Each of the three men has admitted to dumping the bodies in the waters, but have denied severing them. They have also said they did not know the victims.
Police believe that up to a dozen more men were involved in the deaths of the two men. The pair are believed to have had some problems with an organized crime syndicate over the mahjong business in Kabukicho and had debts in the order of 20-30 million yen. Information related to drug transactions has also begun to surface, police said.© Wire reports