Japan, Philippine authorities will soon be in talks about handover of suspects
A person or group of persons using the alias “Luffy” is a suspect for orchestrating a string of burglaries in at least 14 prefectures in Japan since last year. The name appears to reference the aspiring Pirate King protagonist of the One Piece anime and manga series.
Police have arrested several suspects in each of the separate cases. One of the robberies resulted in the murder of Iyo Ōshio, a 90-year-old woman in Komae, Tokyo.
Based on communication data on the suspects’ mobile phones, the police believe that the robbers received instruction from “Luffy” using the Telegram messenger app. The group members appear to have been recruited through an informal recruitment ad on social media.
The Telegram messenger app is often used to orchestrate…