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Gyeonggi governor's son indicted on drug charges

2017/10/13 14:54

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SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) -- The prosecution on Friday indicted the eldest son of Gyeonggi Province Gov. Nam Kyung-pil on drug charges.

The 26-year-old man was arrested last month for shooting up with meth and smoking marijuana in his home in southern Seoul and Beijing over a number of times between July and September. He is also accused of illegally bringing in 4 grams of meth into the country from China.

Gov. Nam issued a public apology after he learned of his son's misdeeds.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office also indicted a man, whose identity was withheld, for providing him with the drugs, and two other accomplices without detention.

The younger Nam has been convicted by a military court for beating up a lower-ranked soldier while he was serving his mandatory military service in 2014. He received a suspended sentence.

The eldest son of Gyeonggi Province Gov. Nam Kyung-pil enters the courthouse in southern Seoul on Sept. 19, 2017. (Yonhap) The eldest son of Gyeonggi Province Gov. Nam Kyung-pil enters the courthouse in southern Seoul on Sept. 19, 2017. (Yonhap)

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