A freshly picked crop of sweet potatoes. Photo: Xinhua

In Japan, sweet potato thefts raise suspicions of yakuza involvement

  • An estimated US$17,000 worth of the root vegetables were stolen from a farm this month, following earlier thefts of apples, grapes and Koshihikari rice
  • It has been suggested that criminal gangs may be selling the ill-gotten gains to family-run greengrocers who do not ask too many questions
Topic |   Japan
A freshly picked crop of sweet potatoes. Photo: Xinhua
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