Arrest Warrant Issued For Burning Sun CEO Lee Moon Ho On Drug-Related Suspicions; Warrant Request Dismissed For Employee Anna
CEO Lee Moon Ho of the Seoul club Burning Sun, who is suspected of drug use and dealing, has been arrested.
On April 19, a warrant for Lee Moon Ho’s arrest was issued by Lim Min Sung, the head judge in charge of warrants at the the Seoul Central District Court. Lee Moon Ho is suspected of a violation of the Act on the Control of Narcotics, etc. (psychotropics).
When explaining the reason for the arrest warrant with detention, the judge stated that the court recognizes a considerable part of the facts about the criminal offense, including facts added after the initial request for a warrant last month. It was also explained that there are concerns about potential destruction of evidence.
Lee Moon Ho previously arrived at court for a questioning on April 19 at 10:20 a.m. KST to determine the validity of the warrant request. This is the second time that Lee Moon Ho underwent an investigation to determine the validity of an arrest warrant.
The police previously requested an arrest warrant for him on suspicions of the use and possession of drugs, however the court dismissed it. The police filed for the request again after confirming further suspicions of drug use. Although Lee Moon Ho has continued to deny these suspicions, a test of Lee Moon Ho’s hair and urine by the National Forensic Service came out positive.
On the same day, the Burning Sun MD (merchandiser, also known as promoter) known by the name Anna was also questioned to determine the validity of the requested warrant for her arrest with detention over suspicions of drug use. However, the warrant was dismissed by the court.
The court stated that while she has admitted to taking drugs, the suspicions of drug distribution were not included in the facts of the criminal offense listed on the arrest warrant request. They went on to say that it would be difficult to consider her arrest with detention as necessary.
In regards to Anna, the police have stated that they are investigating through various angles in relation to suspicions of a system of drug distribution within the club, however they have not confirmed anything yet beyond drug use and acts of transferring.