April 02, 2019 11:33
Several scions of big conglomerate families including the owners of SK and Hyundai are being investigated on charges of buying illegal drugs.
Police in Incheon said Monday they arrested a grandson of SK Group founder Chey Jong-gun on drugs charges and a grandson of Hyundai Group founder Chung Ju-yung will be questioned on the same charges once he returns from abroad.
Chey junior was arrested in his office in Seongnam south of Seoul on Monday and has been charged with buying liquid cannabis. He studied in the U.S. and works for an SK Group affiliate.
Police arrested the dealer last month, and he told them he supplied both men with cannabis, of which Korean law enforcement takes a dimmer view than many advanced countries'.
Police said the probe is being expanded to look into possible offenses by other chaebol heirs as a climate of hostility to the shenanigans of conglomerate families continues.
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