Following the news that now-former iKON member B.I had attempted to purchase marijuana and LSD in 2016, the attention was correctly directed to the police and whether B.I and YG Entertainment had received favorable treatment as there are suspicions he was not investigated properly.
Police have now commented on this, saying that they will talk to ‘A’ again but that it’ll be hard to find objective evidence anyway.
The Gyeonggi Southern Provincial Police Agency’s narcotics investigation team stated, “We will initiate contact with ‘A,’ who shared KakaoTalk messages with B.I regarding drug purchases, and if there are any changes in the testimony given by ‘A,’ we will look into reopening the investigation.” They added, “At the time, there was difficulty in finding objective evidence to verify the claims made about B.I other than the testimony given by ‘A,’ so we were unable to conduct the investigation,” stating that they do not believe they conducted an insufficient investigation in 2016.
Basically they didn’t investigate because ‘A’ told them he wasn’t involved.
“A” was arrested in August 2016 on charges of smoking marijuana, and the KakaoTalk messages were secured then. At the time, “A” stated, “Although it is true that B.I asked me to purchase drugs for him, I never delivered any drugs to him and we never took drugs together.” Based on the statement from “A,” the police did not investigate B.I and forwarded “A” and “A”‘s dealer to be prosecuted.
So nothing will happen, essentially. Or at least it seems that way.
Again, I couldn’t care less about recreational use of weed and acid, but suspicions of police corruption or ineptitude is valid. Thus, the fact that they’ll look into this again or whatever is hardly reassuring on that front.