Korean drug convict arrested in HCMC

By Quoc Thang, Tuong Van   January 5, 2024 | 03:15 am PT
Korean drug convict arrested in HCMC
Um Youn Min at a police station in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Tuong Van
A South Korean man internationally wanted for a drug conviction in his home country was detained in HCMC Friday.

According to investigators, Um Youn Min, 45, was member of a ring that manufactured methamphetamine and organized parties in which attendants would be offered different types of narcotics.

South Korean police busted the ring and arrested many members, but Um fled to Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City police tracked him down and arrested him in the city.

According to South Korean drug laws, its nationals are not allowed to consume drugs, regardless of their geographical location, including in nations where drug use is lawful.

For example, South Korean citizens are explicitly banned from consuming cannabis, even when they are in countries that have legalized or decriminalized its use.

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