Former K-Pop Idol Caught Smuggling Drugs Into Canada

November 24, police revealed that Cha Joo Hyuk, a former member of the K-pop group Coed School, was caught smuggling drugs.

This past August, Cha Joo Hyuk was attempting to smuggle Ketamine — a prescription anesthetic that is used as a party drug — into Canada when he was caught at the airport in Vancouver. Urine and hair tests revealed that Cha Joo Hyuk had used weed, ecstasy, and ketamine, and a small amount of drugs were found in his vehicle, as well.

He is currently not in detention, and his case will soon be forwarded to prosecutors.

Cha Joo Hyuk first debuted in 2010 as a part of the coed K-pop group Coed School. At the time, his stage name was Kangho. Shortly after debut, he was swept up in a sex crime scandal, and photos came out of him visiting an adult entertainment facility despite being a minor. A year later, he left Coed School and became an actor under the name Cha Joo Hyuk. He appeared in JTBC’s “Happy Ending” in 2012, and enlisted in the military in 2013.

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