Posted : 2017-01-02 09:39
Updated : 2017-01-02 16:19

Choi Soon-sil's daughter arrested in Denmark

Chung Yoo-ra / Korea Times file

The daughter of President Park Geun-hye's close friend, who is at the heart of an influence-peddling scandal that has led to the president's impeachment, was arrested in Denmark on Monday, police said.

According to the National Police Agency, law enforcement authorities in the European country notified their South Korean counterparts that Chung Yoo-ra was arrested earlier in the day on charges of illegal stay.

Special prosecutors looking into the massive corruption scandal surrounding President Park and her friend Choi Soon-sil had requested Interpol put Choi's daughter on the wanted list after she declined to respond to the investigation team's repeated summons.

Chung is suspected of receiving undue favors from Seoul-based Ewha Womans University regarding admission and academic affairs by taking advantage of her mother's ties to the president.

The investigation team said it is collaborating with the relevant bodies to repatriate Chung. (Yonhap)

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