10:55 pm - 02/08/2018
Actor Jung Seok Won, Baek Ji Young's Husband, Arrested on Drug Charges
#TeamPinky (@OH_mes) February 9, 2018
On February 9, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency confirmed that Jung Suk Won was arrested due to drug charges at Incheon Airport last night (February 8 KST). Reports say that Jung Suk Won used Philopon, a form of methamphetamine, in Australia. Thus, he was arrested upon his return from Australia to Korea.
His agency C-JeS Entertainment issued an official statement addressing the matter. The statement is as below:
“Hello, this is C-JeS Entertainment.
“We will discuss the situation regarding the reports about Jung Suk Won getting arrested for drug charges.
“Jung Suk Won is currently being investigated by the police for drug usage.
“He is being investigated on whether he used drugs while drinking with a friend last week during his vacation in Australia.
“As the investigation is ongoing, we ask that you refrain from writing speculative reports about something that has not been confirmed yet.
“We will address the situation following the investigation and the police announcement.”
A source from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency revealed that Jung Suk Won’s liver was tested and the results showed that he tested positive for drug use. Jung Suk Won reportedly admitted to parts of the drug charges. Following the investigation on February 8, he was held at a detention room at the police station. On February 9, he was investigated on how he obtained the Philophon, how many times he used it, complicity with any other person, and more.
ETA: Baek Ji-Young's agency, Music Works Entertainment, has announced that they will be proceeding with her upcoming concert amidst news that her husband Jung Suk Won has been arrested and is being investigated on drug charges. She is scheduled to hold her “Welcome-Baek” concert on February 10 at the Olympic Hall in Seoul’s Olympic Park.
Sources: Naver (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) via @OH_mes & Soompi (7, 8)