Actor Yu Ah In (real name Eom Hong-sik) attended court to undergo substantive questioning by the prosecutor’s office.
On the morning of the 24th, Judge Lee Min-soo of the Seoul Central District Court conducted a preliminary examination (warrant hearing) for Yu Ah-in, the suspect in drug charges involving the use of five types of narcotics, including marijuana, propofol, cocaine, ketamine, and zolpidem, in violation of the Narcotics Control Act.
Yu Ah-in appeared at the court entrance at 10:29 a.m. on that day. When asked if he admitted to the charges, Yu Ah-in replied, “I admit to a considerable part of it,” but also stated, “I have never attempted to help anyone escape as an accomplice.”
On the 19th, the police applied for a warrant for Yu Ah-in’s arrest, considering the severity of the crime due to the denial of most of the charges by Yu Ah-in and the various types of narcotics suspected of being administered. There were concerns about the destruction of evidence, as some individuals suspected to be accomplices of Yu Ah-in were staying abroad. Based on these reasons, the prosecution conducted a warrant hearing on the 22nd.
Meanwhile, the police began their investigation after receiving records through the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, which showed that Yu Ah-in had administered propofol a staggering 70 times, totaling 4400 mL, in just one year in 2021.
Subsequently, it was confirmed that Yu Ah-in had administered propofol more than 100 times over a period of two years until last year, and four types of narcotics, including marijuana, cocaine, and ketamine, were detected, sparking controversy over drug use.
The police, who revealed that extensive efforts were made to collect evidence that Yu Ah-in could not deny the drug use charges, stated that the collected materials amounted to as many as 10,000 pages.
Yoo made his first appearance in the entertainment industry in 2003 through a television advertisement. He gained significant recognition for his performances in various successful works such as the action-packed blockbuster “Veteran,” the thrilling zombie film “Alive,” the crime-focused movie “Voice of Silence” (2020), the captivating mystery film “Burning” (2018), and the popular Netflix series “Hellbound.”
In the following months, Yoo has a lineup of upcoming projects awaiting release. These include Netflix’s original film titled “The Match,” the movie “Highfive,” and the series “Goodbye Earth” on the same platform.
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