As the police investigate actor Lee Sun-kyun (48) and singer G-Dragon (35, real name Kwon Ji-yong), they are attracting attention by applying different charges stipulated in the Narcotics Management Act.
According to the police on the 28th, the drug crime investigation unit of the Incheon Police Agency recently booked Mr. Lee and Mr. Kwon without detention on charges of violating the law on drug management.
The applicable law is the same, but the detailed crime names are different: Mr. Lee’s is marijuana and psychotropic drugs, and Mr. Kwon’s is narcotics.
This means that the police determined that the types of drugs taken by Mr. Lee and Mr. Kwon were different.
The Narcotic Drugs Control Act prohibits the use, cultivation, possession, and trafficking of narcotics and broadly divides them into three categories: narcotics, psychotropic drugs (psychotropics), and marijuana.
Socially, they are all grouped together and called ‘drugs’, but the law strictly distinguishes between types.
The level of punishment for those who take the medication is also categorized in detail according to the risk of misuse and addiction.
First, cannabis includes cannabis, resin (powder and slime produced by separating the hairs of cannabis), and products manufactured from these.
Some countries overseas have legalized marijuana, but in Korea, its use is strictly prohibited due to concerns about misuse and abuse and the possibility of it leading to the use of other drugs.
Next, psychotropics are substances that act on the human central nervous system and have a wider scope than cannabis, so they are listed in the law from items A to E. These include methamphetamine, propofol, ketamine, and zolpidem.
The fact that Mr. Lee is suspected of using marijuana and psychotropic drugs can be assumed to have inhaled and administered two or more types of narcotics.
In addition, the ‘drugs’ applied to Mr. Kwon include poppy, opium, and coca leaves, and various mixtures containing them온라인카지노 also fall into the scope.
The police have not yet revealed what specific drugs Mr. Lee and Mr. Kwon took.
The police plan to conduct a reagent test on these people soon to check whether they have used drugs and the type and frequency of drug use.
Depending on the reagent test results, additional charges may be applied if other drugs are detected.
Normally, when investigating a drug offender, urine or hair is collected, a quick test is performed, and a detailed test is requested to the National Institute of Forensic Science.
In general, an examination is first attempted with the suspect’s consent, and in some cases, a search and seizure warrant is executed for the person’s body.
A police official said, “The charges may change depending on the results of the reagent test.”
Previously, the police discovered the charges against Mr. Lee and Mr. Kwon while confirming intelligence that drugs were being distributed at a so-called ‘membership room salon’ in Gangnam, Seoul.
The establishment in question, which actor Lee is known to frequent, is operated for the high-income class.
A total of 10 people, including Mr. Lee and Mr. Kwon, are being investigated by the Incheon Police Agency on drug charges.
A (29, female), the manager of a Gangnam entertainment establishment, was arrested on charges of psychotropic drugs, and a doctor and an employee of an entertainment establishment were also booked on charges of supplying and administering drugs. Mr. A is also accused of stealing 350 million won by threatening Mr. Lee.
In addition, the police are investigating five other people, including a third-generation member of a chaebol family, a composer, and an aspiring singer, as being likely to have taken drugs.