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Grandson of SK Group founder arrested for alleged drug purchases

All News 19:45 April 01, 2019

INCHEON, April 1 (Yonhap) -- A grandson of SK Group founder, Chey Jong-gun, was arrested Monday for allegedly buying liquid marijuana, police said.

The 31-year-old grandson, whose name was withheld, is suspected of making five purchases of liquid marijuana, which is illegal in South Korea, between March and May last year.

Wearing a face mask, a grandson of SK Group founder appears at a police station on April 1, 2019, after he was arrested for allegedly purchasing liquid marijuana. (Yonhap)

The grandson received liquid marijuana via a parcel service after contacting a seller using the encrypted mobile messaging app Telegram, police officers said.

Wearing a face mask, the grandson appeared at a police station in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Monday afternoon, but did not respond to questions by reporters about whether he admits to the charge.

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