Saturday, August 24, 2019

Police seek arrest warrant for singer Park Yoochun after positive drug test

Apr 24. 2019
File photo : Park Yoochun claimed he had no knowledge of who he was sending money to, or what was in the package.
File photo : Park Yoochun claimed he had no knowledge of who he was sending money to, or what was in the package.
Facebook Twitter

By The Straits Times
Asia News Network

3,997 Viewed

K-pop singer Park Yoochun has long denied that he supplied drugs to former fiancee Hwang Ha-na and that he never took drugs.

When a video surfaced, showing him picking up an alleged drug package after he wired money to a dealer, he said he did this only as a favour for Hwang. He claimed he had no knowledge of who he was sending money to, or what was in the package.

But Park, 32, now faces arrest after a hair test returned a positive drug result.

The Korea Herald said the police received the finding from the National Forensic Service on Monday (April 22), and are seeking an arrest warrant. The hair sample, taken from his leg, was collected on April 16. While urine tests can detect drug-taking within a few days of the activity, a hair test can trace evidence from as far back as 90 days.

The police are seeking an arrest warrant to prevent Park from getting rid of evidence. Fearful of the fallout, his agency said it will cut ties with the singer.

 

Tags:
Facebook Twitter
More in Asia News Network
Editor’s Picks
Top News