There was an unusual string of crimes tied to a person or gang called "the monster with 21 faces" in Japan in the mid-1980s. After 15 years of investigation, Japan's National Police Agency admitted defeat, marking the first time the NPA has failed to arrest any suspects in a case. The crimes made up the Glico-Morinaga case, which remains unsolved. These famous extortion crimes revolved around candy and food companies in Japan. The case began with "the monster with 21 faces" kidnapping the president of the confection company Glico.