The Burning Sun scandal has deepened into serious issues, but so far drugs have taken the forefront with police, and they previously booked 40 people on drug related charges. Police recently revealed that the number is now 103 people, 13 of whom have already been arrested.
On April 1, Commissioner Won Kyung Hwan of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency held a press conference regarding the ongoing controversies in relation to the club Burning Sun, and revealed that the police have booked a total of 103 people and imprisoned 13 people. The Commissioner further revealed that they booked 53 people for drug-related charges at Burning Sun and other clubs, seven of whom were imprisoned. 15 people were booked and four people were arrested for using and/or distributing drugs at Burning Sun, and 29 people were booked and two people were arrested for doing the same at other clubs. Nine people were booked and one person was arrested for distributing the date rape drug Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB).
That is … a lot of people. The use honestly doesn’t bother me, but the distribution, particularly of GHB, is obviously important to crackdown on.
Still though, you’d like to hear updates on the more serious things associated with this. Authorities didn’t exactly inspire confidence when CEO Lee Moon Ho’s arrest warrant was denied despite him testing positive.
Additionally, because I missed out on this previously, two other alleged victims of the club have come forward: one from the Jung Joon Young/Seungri group chat alleging rape and one from the Burning Sun scandal alleging being drugged, suspecting sexual assault, and calling police’s response into question.