The ‘Luffy’ Crime Ring Suspects Extradited to Japan on Former One Piece Airplane


If you recall on February 2nd, that dastardly fiend, The “Three-Tongued” Pirate, Demaro Black, and his Fake Straw Hat Gang committed a string of burglaries that took place in at least 14 Prefectures in Japan, under the guise of the Straw Hat Captain, Luffy.

In a new article from Aviation Wire, the crime suspects from last year’s string of burglaries have been extradited from the Philippines last week. At least one of the suspects has been under the guise of Luffy, the protagonist and Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates in Eiichrio Oda’s One Piece Manga, and Anime Series.

The suspects were flown back on a Boeing 767-300ER with the registration number JA6020J, the very same jet that was redecorated in a One Piece Collaboration last summer. Japan Airlines claim that this was a total coincidence.


Police have already arrested several suspects in each of the separate cases. One of the robberies resulted in the death of a 90-year-old woman, Iyo Ōshio, from Komae, Tokyo.

Two of the suspects include Yuki Watanabe and Kiyoto Imamura, who were allegedly involved in a scam in 2019, as well as Tomonobu Kojima, and Toshiya Fujita. Kojima and Fujita arrived at the Shibuya police station, while Watanabe and Imamura were held for two extra days over a separate criminal case in the Philippines.

According to previous reports, based on the communications data on the suspects’ mobile phones, the police believe that the robbers received their instructions from Luffy using the Telegram messenger app. The group members appeared to have been recruited through informal ad recruitment on Social Media.


The Telegram messenger app is often used to orchestrate robberies because of its highly anonymous nature. The suspect of a robbery of a recycle shop in Chiba prefecture on January 12th was also found to have the Telegram app on his mobile phone.

Source: Aviation Wire

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