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Gyeonggi governor's son gets suspended term for drug use

2018/02/09 11:08

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SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) -- A Seoul court sentenced Gyeonggi Province Gov. Nam Kyung-pil's son to three years in prison suspended for four years for smuggling and using drugs.

The Seoul Central District Court found the 26-year-old defendant guilty of drugs charges and ordered him to take 80 hours of drug treatment sessions. The court ordered him to forfeit 1 million won (US$915).

The court sentenced a female defendant who was charged alongside him to one year imprisonment suspended for two years.

The governor's son was indicted in October for shooting up with meth and smoking marijuana in his home in southern Seoul and in Beijing a number of times earlier in the year. He was also charged with 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 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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