G-Dragon cleared of drug charges
G-Dragon cleared of drug charges
Singer G-Dragon (35, real name Kwon Ji-yong) was cleared of drug use charges.

On the 19th, the Incheon Police Agency's Drug Crime Investigation Unit announced that it had decided not to forward Mr. Kwon, who was booked on drug charges under the law on the management of evil spirits, saying there were no charges against him.

Accordingly, the prosecution will review the decision not to forward the case for 90 days. If the prosecution does not request a reinvestigation by the police, the case will be closed.

Last September, the police conducted an internal investigation into Mr. Kwon while confirming intelligence that drugs were being distributed at a membership-based entertainment establishment in Gangnam, Seoul, and booked Mr. Kwon a month later. Afterwards, they believed there were suspicions against Mr. Kwon and called him as a suspect to conduct an investigation.

G-Dragon has strongly maintained his innocence. During Mr. Kwon's first summons and interrogation on the 6th of last month, the police conducted a simple reagent test, but the result was negative. The National Forensic Service also requested a detailed analysis, but no drug substances were detected. Related investigations also failed to confirm any suspicions.

Meanwhile, the police reapplied for an arrest warrant for Doctor B (42), who is suspected of providing drugs to actor Lee Sun-gyun (48) along with A (29, female, arrested), the female manager of an entertainment establishment in Gangnam, Seoul. The interrogation of Mr. B as a suspect before his arrest (examination of warrants) is scheduled to be held at 2:30 pm on the 20th by Kim Seong-soo, chief judge in charge of warrants at the Incheon District Court.

The police applied for an arrest warrant for Mr. B at the end of last month, but the court dismissed it, saying, “It is difficult to recognize the need for arrest.” Accordingly, the police summoned Mr. B again for questioning, and decided to reapply for a warrant after a supplementary investigation.

Kim Ji-won, Ten Asia reporter bella@tenasia.co.kr translated by google