Police Release Statement On Possibility Of Reopening Investigation Into Case Involving B.I
The police has issued an official statement on whether they will consider reinvestigating the drugs case involving B.I.
On June 12, Dispatch reported that B.I was accused of attempting to purchase marijuana and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in 2016. They released KakaoTalk conversations shared between individual “A” and B.I in April 2016 that suggested B.I was attempting to purchase drugs.
Following the report, B.I took to his personal Instagram account to state that though he did not take drugs, he apologized for his conduct and announced that he would be leaving his group iKON, with YG Entertainment confirming the termination of their contract.
“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.
Since Dispatch’s report that brought the incident back to the surface, questions have been raised on whether the police conducted a proper investigation into the incident, and the police have now released a statement on the issue.
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.