There have been a surge of police investigations.
While there are numerous reasons someone may choose to use drugs, drug laws in Korea are incredibly strict, meaning usage legal in some countries is highly illegal there.
As of late, police have launched investigations into multiple celebrities for suspected drug usage.
1. Idol “B” And Singer “C”
Incheon police recently booked a female idol and singer for suspected drug use. It was reported that each woman is also married to celebrities, though no identities have been revealed.
It is true that we are investigating a famous celebrity suspected of using drugs, other than Lee Sun Kyun.
We cannot provide any other details since the case is under investigation.
— Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency
2. Yoo Ah In
Actor Yoo Ah In was first announced to be investigated for the illegal use of propofol in early 2023.
Since then, he has tested positive for seven other drugs, including cocaine, ketamine, and marijuana. A pretrial detention hearing was held in late September for both Yoo and his friend, “A.’
3. Lee Sun Kyun
Korean news reported on a star, “L,” accused of drug use before police confirmed that L is actor Lee Sun Kyun.
According to reports, it is alleged that Lee Sun Kyun did drugs in an adult establishment and was being blackmailed by the establishment’s manager over drug money.
4. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon
In late October 2023, it was reported that BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon was booked without detention on drug charges.
According to reports, his allegations stem from Lee Sun Kyun’s scandal. Since the announcement, YG Entertainment has distanced itself from the artist, while Chanel has offered its own statement.
This list does not include those who were only accused of drug usage and have since denied it, like LE SSERAFIM‘s Chaewon and (G)I-DLE‘s Soyeon.
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