Ferry Owner's Brother-in-Law Arrested

Investigators with the Incheon District Prosecutors' Office on Wednesday arrested Kwon Oh-gyun (64), the brother-in-law of fugitive de facto owner of ferry operator Chonghaejin Marine, Yoo Byung-eon.

Kwon was arrested at his home in southern Seoul on charges of negligence. He is the head of a construction affiliate of Chonghaejin Marine, which served as the chief source of funding for the Yoo family.

Investigators also arrested another man in Suwon on charges of helping Yoo's eldest son, Dae-gyun, escape.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 05, 2014 11:20 KST