He allegedly has a connection with Yoo Ah In’s case.
The police have taken action to locate the whereabouts of actor Yoo Ah In‘s acquaintance, who is facing allegations related to illegal drug use.
The person in question, named A, is a man in his 40s who is a fashion brand CEO.
According to the police, on September 18, the Seoul National Police Agency’s Drug Crime Investigation Unit applied for a pre-trial detention warrant for A, who is suspected of fleeing, destroying evidence, and violating the Drug Control Act by using narcotics. It is said that A has a connection with Yoo Ah In’s illegal drug case.
A is suspected of transferring ₩13.0 million KRW (about $9,830 USD) to a YouTuber named B, who is closely associated with Yoo Ah In, three times from the day of B’s departure overseas in April until the end of the month. This money is presumed to have been used to purchase B’s plane ticket and cover the expenses required for his stay abroad.
In addition to these charges, A has also been accused of deleting text messages with individuals under investigation and illegally purchasing a sedative called zolpidem under someone else’s name.
A police official stated that they would continue to investigate people who flee and destroy evidence.
We will continue to thoroughly investigate illegal activities that obstruct the legitimate exercise of the state’s investigative and judicial authority, such as fleeing the scene and destroying evidence, as well as drug misuse.
— A police official
On the same day, it was announced that prosecutors formally re-applied for an arrest warrant for Yoo Ah In. It was revealed in February that the actor was being investigated for drug use, and since then, he has tested positive for seven drugs. It was also reported that he abused drugs up to around 200 times, spending a total of ₩500 million KRW (about $378,000 USD) worth of propofol.